An eponymous award for Dr. William J. Wright

Dr. William Josiah Wright, well-known Canadian geologist, celebrated his 100th birthday on Feb. 4, 1981. The previous year, the New Brunswick branch established the Dr. W. J. Wright Award for those who made an outstanding contribution to the province’s mineral industry, and awarded it for the first time to Dr. Wright himself on the occasion of his 99th birthday. Dr. Wright initiated a detailed study on the Austin Brook iron deposit which ultimately led to major developments in the N.B. mineral industry.
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