The Endowment was established from funds remaining from a successful gold conference in 1988. The Endowment is made annually, for the advancement of education and research in Earth Sciences to benefit Economic Geology in Australia.
Prizes are awarded through a university to senior university students or researchers for:
* Scholarships for study and/or research in Australia in:
- Economic Geology
- Mineral Economics
* Technical Visits:
Travel to conferences to deliver papers on aspects of Economic Geology in Australia
Software development as applied to Economic Geology
Environmental Geoscience as applied to the Exploration / Mining Industry
• Geology Department, University of Ballarat: To assist with costs associated with a technical field excursion for approximately 17 undergraduate students to New Zealand’s North Island with the main focus on epithermal mineralisation, structure, vulcanology, geological hazards and hydrogeology.
• Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland: To assist Ph.D. graduate Daniel Franks with costs of airfares to attend and present an environmental geochemistry paper on mine waste and sustainable development at the First International (EnviroMine) seminar, Santiago, Chile.
• School of Geosciences, Monash University: To train and assist Caitlyn Hoggart with costs of her honours project focused on aspects of the Morning Star Mine, Woods Point Dyke Swarm, Victoria.