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GSA Awards
Specialist Group Awards

Specialist Group in Tectonics & Structural Geology

Chris Powell Medal for Postgraduate Research in Tectonics and Structural Geology

This medal may be awarded at each regular field conference of the SGTSG for an outstanding research paper arising from postgraduate research on some aspect of structural geology or tectonics.

The paper must be published at the time of nomination, the research it describes must have been undertaken as part of a postgraduate research degree (Honours, Masters or PhD), and the nominee must either still be a postgraduate student, or have completed their postgraduate degree no more than three years before the closing date for nominations. The nominee must be first author of the paper and must be responsible for a substantial portion of the content. Nominees must be members of the SGTSG at the time of the award, and nominations should be made by a supervisor of the research project or other appropriate person. Nominations should include a copy of the paper, an explanation of why the paper is deserving of the award, and a statement outlining the nominee's contribution in cases of multiple authorship. Preference will be given to nominees who undertook their postgraduate research at an Australian institution. The choice of recipient is at the sole discretion of the SGTSG Executive Committee, who also reserve the right to not to make an award.

Past Recipients

2007: Mark Quigley. Presented at the SGTSG Field Conference in Alice Springs.

2005: Gideon Rosenbaum. Presented at the SGTSG Field Conference in Townsville.

2003: Nathan Daczko. Presented at the SGTSG Field Conference in Kalbarri.

Visit the SGTSG website for more information.
 

Bruce Hobbs Medal for Structural Geology

This medal may be awarded at each regular field conference of the SGTSG for excellent contributions to structural geology.

Contributions may relate to any aspect of structural geology including field-based structural analyses, microstructural studies, experimental work, computer and analogue modelling of deformation, and regional structural syntheses. Nominees must be members of the SGTSG and preference will be given to Australian citizens. Any member may nominate another member for consideration by a written submission, which may be used as a basis for citation. Nominations will be assessed on the quality of scientific contribution rather than the age or experience of nominees. The choice of recipient is at the sole discretion of the SGTSG Executive Committee, who also reserve the right to not to make an award.

Past Recipients

2007: Christopher Wilson. Presented at the SGTSG Field Conference in Alice Springs.

2005: Mervyn Patterson. Presented at the SGTSG Field Conference in Townsville.

2003: Tim Bell. Presented at the SGTSG Field Conference in Kalbarri.

2001: Gordon Lister. Presented at the SGTSG Field Conference in Ulverstone.

1999: Win Means. Presented at the SGTSG Field Conference in Halls Gap.

1995: Mike Etheridge. Presented at the SGTSG Field Conference in Clare Valley.

Visit the SGTSG website for more information.

Specialist Group in Economic Geology

AB Edwards Medal

The AB 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.

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: RC Morris
Morris RC and Kneewhaw M
A critical review of genesis modeling for the Hamersley BIF-hosted iron ores of Western Australia
Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, Volume 58, p. 417-451.

2010: Ravi Anand
Annad, RR and Butt CRM
A guide for mineral exploration through the regolith in the Yilgarn Craton, Western Australa
Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, Volume 57, p. 1015-1114

2009: Williams N.C.
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, Volume 56, No. 8, p. 1111-1142.

2008: Hronsky J.M.A., and Groves, D.I.
Science of targeting: definition, strategies, targeting and performance measurement
Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, Volume 55, No. 1, p 3-12.

2007: Rob Hough
Hough R.M., Butt C.R.M., Reddy S.M., and Verrall M.
Gold nuggets: supergene or hypogene?
Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, Volume 54, No.7, p. 959–964

2006: Guy Holdgate
Holdgate GF, Wallace MW, Gallagher SJ, Witten RB, Stats B and Wagstaff BE
Cenozoic fault control on 'deep lead' palaeoriver systems, Central Highlands, Victoria
Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, Volume 53, No. 3, Pages 445 – 468

2005: Paul Hodkiewicz
Hodkiewicz PF, Weinberg RF, Gardoll SJ, Groves DI
Complexity gradients in the Yilgarn

1996: Ken McQueen
Rickard MJ, McQueen KG. and Hayden P.
Structural controls on the Cowarra gold deposit near Bredbo, southeastern New South Wales.
Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, Volume 43, No. 2, Pages 201-215

1993: Sylvie Llorca
Llorca SM
Metallogeny of supergene cobalt mineralization, New Caledonia
Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, Volume 40, No. 4, Pages 377-386

1990: John Walshe
Ahmad M and Walshe JL
Wall-rock alteration at the Emperor gold-silver telluride deposit, Fiji
Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, Volume 37, No. 2, Pages 189-200
and

Dave Huston
Huston DL
The stratigraphic and structural setting of the Balcooma volcanogenic massive sulphide lenses, northern Queensland.
Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, Volume 37, No. 4, Pages 423-440

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