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.

2019 - S. P. Hollis, D. Podmore, M. James, J. F. Menuge, A. L. Doran, C. J. Yeats & S. Wyche. VHMS mineralisation at Erayinia in the Eastern Goldfields Superterrane: Geology and geochemistry of the metamorphosed King Zn deposit. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 66/2, 153-181.

2018 - D. J. Gray,
C. J. Yeats, R. R. P. Noble & N. Reid. Hydrogeochemical exploration for volcanic-hosted massive sulfide deposits in semi-arid Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 65/2, 249-274.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

1993 - S. M. Llorca. Metallogeny of supergene cobalt mineralization, New Caledonia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences V 40/4, 377-386.

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.

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.