GSA 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

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. 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. 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. 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? 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 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. V 43/2, 201-215. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08120099608728248

1993 - S. M. Llorca. Metallogeny of supergene cobalt mineralization, New Caledonia. 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. 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. V 37/ 4, 423-440. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08120099008727942