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Lee A. Groat

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Lee A. Groat earned a Ph.D. in geology from the University of Manitoba in 1988. He has been at the University of British Columbia since 1989, where he is now a professor of Earth and ocean sciences and director of the Integrated Sciences program. In 1999 he was awarded the Young Scientist Medal of the Mineralogical Association of Canada and in 2002 he was awarded a Killam Prize for Excellence in Teaching. He is a past editor of American Mineralogist and current coeditor of Canadian Mineralogist. In 2009 the new mineral groatite, NaCaMn2+2(PO4)[PO3(OH)] 2, was named in his honor. He is on the board of directors and an adviser to several Canadian mineral exploration companies, and co-runs a geological consulting company. Address: Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 Canada. E-mail: groat at mail dot ubc dot ca


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