Dec 16, 2020
Dr. Barbara Sherwood Lollar
Geologist who discovered the olderst water on earth-winner of Canada's highest award for science

Dr. Sherwood Lollar was awarded  the Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and engineering worth one million dollars on May 6, 2019.

"Her insight about the nature of water and life on our planet have opened the door to futher discovery about the origins and evolution of earth. Her discoveries and expertise are helping shape space exploration and the search for life on other plantes. 

The ancient water discovery stems from Dr. Sherwood Lollar and her tem's earlier explorationof an active copper, zinc and silver mine in Timmins Ontario.  Geochemical analysis of water taken at a depth of 2.4 km down, showed it was a billion years old.  Water samples taken at a depth of 3km in 2016 showed the water samples extracted to be up to two billion years old. Last year Dr. Sherwood Lollar was selected by the Canadian institue of for Advanced Research to co-lead an international program of exploration of the deep earth that builds on her previous work."

( notes  exerpted from Canadian Mining Journal May 6, 2019)