The Mineralium Deposita Best Paper Award is granted for the best paper published in the Journal in the two years preceding the SGA Biennial Meetings. This award is decided jointly by the editors, with input from the editorial board.
Wolfgang D. Maier,Barnes SJ, Groves DI (2013): The Bushveld Complex, South Africa: formation of platinum–palladium, chrome- and vanadium-rich layers via hydrodynamic sorting of a mobilized cumulate slurry in a large, relatively slowly cooling, subsiding magma chamber, Mineralium Deposita, Volume 48, pages 1–56.
Cornel de Ronde, Massoth G, Butterfield D, Christenson B, Ishibashi J, Ditchburn R, Hammimgton M, Brathwaite R, Lupton J, Kamenetsky V, Graham I, Zellmer G, Dziak R, Embley R, Dekov V, Munnik F, Lahr J, Evans L, Takai K (2011): Submarine hydrothermal activity and gold-rich mineralization at Brothers Volcano, Kermadec Arc, New Zealand, Mineralium Deposita, Volume 46, pages 541–584.
Hiroyasu Murukami, Seo JH, Heinrich CA (2010): The relation between Cu/Au ratio and formation depth of porphyry-style Cu-Au±Mo deposits, Mineralium Deposita, Volume 45, pages 11–21.
Reich M, Palacios C, Parada MA, Fehn U, Cameron EM, Leybourne MI, Zuniga A (2008): Atacamite formation by deep saline waters in copper deposits from the Atacama Desert, Chile: evidence from fluid inclusions, groundwater geochemistry, TEM, and 36Cl data. Mineralium Deposita, Volume 43, Pages 663–675.
Ross R. McGowan, Stephen Roberts, Adrian J. Boyce AJ, (2006): Origin of the Nchanga copper-cobalt deposits of the Zambian Copperbelt, Mineralium Deposita, Volume 40, Pages 617–638.
Werner E. Halter, Christoph A. Heinrich, Thomas Pettke (2005): Magma evolution and the formation of porphyry Cu-Au ore fluids: evidence from silicate and sulfide melt inclusions, Mineralium Deposita, Volume 39, Pages 845–863.
Jorge M. Relvas, Colombo C. Tassinari, José Munha, Fernando J. Barriga (2001): Multiple sources for ore-forming fluids in the Neves Corvo VHMS Deposit of the Iberian Pyrite Belt (Portugal): strontium, neodymium and lead isotope evidence, Mineralium Deposita, Volume 36, Pages 416–427.
F. Melcher, W. Grum, T. V. Thalhammer, O. A. R. Thalhammer (1999): The giant chromite deposits at Kempirsai, Urals: constraints from trace element (PGE, REE) and isotope data, Mineralium Deposita, Volume 34, Pages 250–272.
H. J. Stein, K. Sundblad, R. J. Markey, J. W. Morgan, G. Motuza (1998): Re-Os ages for Archean molybdenite and pyrite, Kuittila-Kivisuo, Finland and Proterozoic molybdenite, Kabeliai, Lithuania: testing the chronometer in a metamorphic and metasomatic setting, Mineralium Deposita, Volume 33, Pages 329–345.
Presentation of the Award for the best paper in Mineralium Deposita during the Opening Ceremony of the 13th SGA Biennial and 50. Anniversary Meeting in Nancy, France 2015 (from right to left: B. Lehmann – Chief Editor MD, European Office, D. Groves – on behalf of recipients of the award, G. Beaudoin – SGA President and Chief Editor MD, North American Office and J. Pašava – SGA Executive Secretary). Photo by Patrick Lagrange.