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Here's The Buzz for Friday, Feb. 5.
Prof. (emeritus) Robert B. Ferguson, PhD, Royal Society of Canada, turns 90 today.
A professor emeritus in geological sciences at the University of Manitoba, Ferguson is the man after whom the appropriately-titled Robert B. Ferguson Museum of Mineralogy is named, located in the Wallace Building on the Fort Garry campus, at 125 Dysart Rd.
U of M says that Ferguson is one of the few people in his field to have both a mineral and a museum named after him.
Of course, everyone knows bobfergusonite, but just in case you've spent your life living under a rock -- or, since we're talking geology here, in case you've never gone within a stone's throw of a rock -- here's U of M's concise explanation: "The mineral bobfergusonite is a rare Na-Mn-Fe-Al phosphate which was discovered in a granitic pegmatite at Cross Lake."
You can read all about the museum and plan your imminent visit at http://www.umanitoba.ca/geoscience/MuseumWeb/MuseumWeb/index.html.