— June 4, 2018
This award is sponsored by the Association of American State Geologists (AASG) for the best nominated publication in the field of regional, energy, or mineral resource geology with an emphasis on surface or subsurface geologic mapping, compilations, and associated reports published by a state geological survey during the past three years. The report was chosen by a three person panel among a number of excellent contenders.
The award is named for Charlie Mankin (1932-2012), who earned a PhD from the University of Texas in 1958, joined the University of Oklahoma in 1959, and from 1967 to 2007 he was Director of the Oklahoma Geological Survey. He was AASG President in 1975-76, AGI President in 1978-79, and Campbell Medalist in 1987. Charlie played a key role in establishing STATEMAP, a program crucial to the state geological survey role in geologic mapping.
The award will be presented at the GSA Annual Meeting, to be held in Indianapolis, Indiana on November 4-7, 2018.