AWARDS & HONORS
Det Kongelige Selskap Norges Vel:
In december 2002 I was honoured with a medal from Det Kongelige Selskap Norges Vel for 30 years of long and faithful service to our company : Unger Fabrikker AS, Fredrikstad , Norway.
Kongsberg mineral symposium:
A special designed necklace with a Palladium-covered chain with a symbol in Scandium-metal awarded at the Kongsberg mineral symposium.
Canadian Micromineral association. A tribute to Roy Kristiansen. CMMA 42 (2): 3-4
Andresen, P. (2008) : Kongsberg Mineralsymposium 2008. STEIN 35 (2), 26-27. PDF
“A hommage de Roy Kristiansen”
Early in the 1980-ties I was very engaged in the variety of the true morels (Genus Morchella) in my surroundings, and was tributed in a French book on morels 1984: “ Les morilles” by Emile Jacquetant , Perpignan.
Entoloma kristiansenii Noordeloos, a new fungi from Norway:
In 1983 I found a small agaric in a swampy area in Skjærviken, Borge near Fredrikstad. It turn out to be a new species of the genus Entoloma (order Agaricales), and Dr.Machiel E.Noordeloos (the Netherlands) , - world leading expert on the Entolomataceae -, named it in honour of me: Entoloma kristiansenii Noord. (sect. Fernandae). [Later found also in Sweden].
Noordeloos, M.E.1987. Entoloma (Agaricales) in Europe.Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia, 91, 419 pp
Kristiansenite- a new Scandium-mineral from Norway
Ca2ScSn (Si2O7) (Si2O6 OH) (Raade et al. 2002) PDF
May 1998 I visited the amazonitic pegmatites at Heftetjern,
Tørdal in the county of Telemark, for the first time,- actually to
rare Scandium mineral I had not found myself.
Historical benchmark in the discovery of kristiansenite.
6. mai 1998:
My first trip to Heftetjern.
The first specimen found (H06/98), as yellowish grey prismatic crystals in vugs together with cerian epidote
18. August 1998: The first EDS-SEM analysis done in USA showed a Calcium-tin-scandium-tantalat, but it was unfortunately a wrong interpretation, which created some confusion and extra work.
12. Januar 1999: Another analysis proved that the actual composition was a Calcium-tin-scandium-silicate.
19.Februar 1999: Franz Bernhard at the University of Graz in Austria analysed greyish inclusions in cassiterite, which were identical to the Calcium-tin-scandium-silicate above with minor iron og aluminum .
Spring 1999: Curator Gunnar Raade asked me if I wanted him to describe the mineral because the mineral turned out to be new to science, and naturally I felt honoured and proud ! So he organized an co-operation with Prof.Giovanni Ferraris, at the University of Torino , in Italy, in order to solve the structure , and Dr.Franz Bernhard , Graz to do the chemistry.
So, by the middle of the year the work
on the new mineral had started !
The next step was a
preliminary presentation of the mineralogy of the Heftetjern pegmatite
in Tørdal, Telemark county
during the annual Kongsberg Mineral symposium 2000:
October-November 2000: All necesssary data is now ready to be
submitted to the Commission for New Minerals and Mineral names/ IMA,
and the proposed name is kristiansenite .
December 2000: G. Raade travels to Australia to attend the Mineralogy & Museums 4th/IMA
, where he had a speech on the Sc-minerals at Heftetjern, and also
invited people to a possible Sc-symposium in Oslo 2003:
2001: Result of the vote by the Commission members received February 2001. Voting results : 22- 0 – 0 for kristiansenite.
Spring 2001: comes the official list of approved new minerals 2000, but