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Dr. Mary Poulton – Southern Arizona’s brightest GEM!

Below is an article and video of  Southern Arizona’s brightest GEM. Dr. Mary Poulton is a humble yet passionate advocate of her profession.

Thank you Dr. Poulton for all you do.


Mining the Future

Posted on: February 2, 2011 in Research & Discovery

On December 9, 2010, Mary Poulton, PhD, was officially inducted as a Distinguished Professor, one of the highest honors a UA professor can achieve. But if you ask the head of the UA Department of Mining and Geological Engineering and director of the new Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources what inspired her to this life of achievement, she’ll tell you, straight up: it all  started with a simple box of rocks.


Poulton with her famed box of rocks.

Distinguished Professor Mary Poulton shows off a favorite sample, a selection from her collection that still has all the magic of her childhood box of rocks.