Research geologists at the University of Tasmania have won a second prestigious international award.
A team headed by Professor Ross Large and Dr Stuart Bull from CODES and Professor Valeriy Maslennikov from the Russian Academy of Science has been awarded the gold medal for best scientific paper of the year by the Society of Economic Geologists.
A second team, led by Professors David Cooke and Bruce Gemmell, recently received the inaugural AMIRA International Award for Geoscience Research Excellence.
The Large-Bull-Maslennikov paper recognised by the Society of Economic Geologists as the year’s best outlines a new theory on the processes by which gold is concentrated in sedimentary basins and subsequently upgraded to form major ore deposits.
A second outcome described in the paper, and already adopted by several exploration companies, is a new method for predicting the presence and location of gold deposits in these types of geological formations