biennial Reynolds Cup competition for quantitative mineral analysis
The Reynolds Cup for quantitative
mineralogy is run biannually by the US Clay Minerals Society (http://www.clays.org/SOCIETY
AWARDS/RCintro.html). The 2012 Reynolds Cup competition
was organised by Mark Raven who is the ACMS Treasurer and winner of the 2010
Reynolds Cup competition. The
winners of the 2012 Reynolds Cup competition were announced at the
49th Clay Minerals Society Annual Meeting.
Place: Michael Plötze, IGT ClayLab, ETH
2nd Place: Steve Hillier, Helen
Pendlowski and Ian Phillips, James Hutton Institute Aberdeen,
3rd Place: Reinhard Kleeberg1
and Robert Möckel2, TU Bergakademie Institute of
Mineralogy1 and Helmholtz Institute Freiberg/Germany2
There were 74 registrants from 25 countries for the
Reynolds Cup 2012 of which 80% submitted results. 97% of the
participants used XRD as the primary tool for analysis of the samples.
More details can be found on the CMS website (http://www.clays.org/SOCIETY
The ACMS congratulates the organiser, the winners and
acknowledges the efforts of all participants.