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Ian Morley Thesis Prize

Awarded by the EEF to acknowledge the excellence of final year students.

Awarded to the best final-year Honours thesis completed in Queensland in geology, mining engineering or extractive metallurgy.

Ian Morley was awarded the Imperial Service Order (ISO) after various appointments within the mining industries of Western Australia and Papua New Guinea. He joined the Queensland Department of Mines and rose to hold the position of State Mining Engineer (1940–1969). He was a Councillor for the AusIMM for many years and author of Black Sands, a history of beach sand mining on the east coast of Australia.

Further details pertaining to the nomination process can be obtained by contacting the AusIMM Southern Queensland Branch.

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