Economic Geology Awards

A. B. Edwards Medal
The A. B. Edwards Medal is awarded on an annual basis for the best paper on aspects of economic geology published in the Australian Journal of Earth Sciences. The award recognises important work in economic geology research in a broad sense (e.g., exploration geochemistry, ore deposit genesis and modelling, structural analysis of mineral systems, hydrothermal, magmatic and alluvial ore deposits). The purpose of the award is to encourage scientists to publish their work in the Australian Journal of Earth Sciences and consider the journal an appropriate forum to disseminate research findings and concepts relevant to economic geology.


A. B. Edwards Medal

Once a year and after publication of a complete volume of the Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, the executive and nonexecutive members of the SGEG Committee determine eligible articles and from these, the top three finalists are selected and ranked by majority vote. The selection criteria include:
(1) novelty
(2) potential international impact,
(3) quality of presentation and organisation, and
(4) quality of interpretation and conclusions.

Awardees

2017 - S. Jones. Geology and geochemistry of fault-hosted hydrothermal and sedimentary manganese deposits in the Oakover Basin, east Pilbara, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 64/1, 63-102. https://doi.org/10.1080/08120099.2017.1272492

 

2016 - A. Mauger, K. Ehrig, A. Kontonikas-Charos, C. L. Ciobanu, N. J. Cook, and V. S. Kamenetsky. Alteration at the Olympic Dam IOCG-U deposit: insights into distal to proximal feldspar and phyllosilicate chemistry from infrared reflectance spectroscopy. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences V 63/8, 959-972. 

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08120099.2016.1264474

 

2015 - P. C. Hayman, S. E. Hull, R. A. F. Cas, E. Summerhayes, Y. Amelin, T. Ivanic & D. Price. A new period of volcanogenic massive sulfide formation in the Yilgarn: a volcanological study of the ca 2.76 Ga Hollandaire VMS deposit, Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences V 62/2, 189–210. https://doi.org/10.1080/08120099.2015.1011399

 

2014 - R. R. Loucks. Distinctive composition of copper-ore-forming arc magmas. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences V 61/1, 5–16. https://doi.org/10.1080/08120099.2013.865676

 

2013 - P. F. Rey. Opalisation of the Great Artesian Basin (central Australia): An Australian Story with a Martian twist. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences Australian Journal of Earth Sciences V 60/3, 291-314. https://doi.org/10.1080/08120099.2013.784219

 

2013 - S. Johnson, A. M. Thorne, I. M. Tyler, R. J. Korsch, B. L. N. Kennett, H. N. Cutten, J. Goodwin, O. Blay, R. S. Blewett, A. Joly, M. C. Dentith, A. R. A. Aitken, J. Holzschuh, M. Salmon, A. Reading, G. Heinson, G. Boren, J. Ross, R. D. Costelloe & T. Fomin. Crustal architecture of the Capricorn Orogen, Western Australia and associated metallogeny. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences Australian Journal of Earth Sciences V 60/6-7, 681-705. https://doi.org/10.1080/08120099.2013.826735

 

2012 - D. Phillips, B. Fu, C. J. L. Wilson, M. Kendrick, A. Fairmaid & J. McL. Miller. Timing of gold mineralisation in the western Lachlan Orogen, SE Australia: A critical overview. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences Australian Journal of Earth Sciences V 58/4, 495-525. https://doi.org/10.1080/08120099.2012.682738

 

2011 - R. C. Morris & M. Kneewhaw. A critical review of genesis modeling for the Hamersley BIF-hosted iron ores of Western Australia. V 58/5, 417-451. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08120099.2011.566937

 

2010 - R. R. Anand & C. R. M. Butt. A guide for mineral exploration through the regolith in the Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences V 57/8, 1015-1114. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08120099.2010.522823

 

2009 - N. C. Williams. Mass and magnetic properties for 3D geological and geophysical modelling of the southern Agnew–Wiluna Greenstone Belt and Leinster nickel deposits, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences V 56/8, 1111-1142. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08120090903246220

 

2008 - J. M. A. Hronsky & D. I. Groves. Science of targeting: definition, strategies, targeting and performance measurement. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences V 55/1, 3-12. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08120090701581356

 

2007 - R. M. Hough, C. R. M. Butt, S. M. Reddy & M. Verrall. Gold nuggets: supergene or hypogene? Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 54/7, 959–964. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08120090701488289

 

2006 - G. R. Holdgate, M. W. Wallace, S. J. Gallagher, R. B. Witten, B. Stats & B. E. Wagstaff.Cenozoic fault control on 'deep lead' palaeoriver systems, Central Highlands, Victoria. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences V 53/3, 445-468. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08120090600632334

 

2005 - P. F. Hodkiewicz, R. F. Weinberg, S. J. Gardoll & D. I. Groves. Complexity gradients in the Yilgarn Craton: Fundamental controls on crustal-scale fluid flow and the formation of world-class orogenic-gold deposits. 52/6, 831-841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08120090500304257

 

1996 - M. J. Rickard , K. G. McQueen & P. Hayden. Structural controls on the Cowarra gold deposit near Bredbo, southeastern New South Wales. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences V 43/2, 201-215. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08120099608728248

 

1993 - S. M. Llorca. Metallogeny of supergene cobalt mineralization, New Caledonia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences V 40/4, 377-386. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08120099308728089

 

1990 - M. Ahmad & J. L. Walshe. Wall-rock alteration at the Emperor gold-silver telluride deposit, Fiji. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences V 37/2, 189-200. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08120099008727919

 

1990 - D. L. Huston. The stratigraphic and structural setting of the Balcooma volcanogenic massive sulphide lenses, northern Queensland. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences V 37/ 4, 423-440. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08120099008727942