The Award is given each year to a nominated geological map, compilation, or report on regional, energy, or mineral resource geology published in the current year or one of the three preceding calendar years by a state geological survey. A shared $1000 prize and a certificate to each author is presented at the AASG Mid-Year meeting, held Tuesday morning at the GSA annual meeting.
Nominated publications should be a geological map or a report that elegantly, thoroughly, and innovatively provides sound and influential information on regional geology, or an energy or mineral resource topic. Resource reports should inform and empower geologists, resource managers, and ideally also informed laypersons. The committee will assess uniqueness, significance as a model, and overall worthiness. To nominate a report, please submit a letter describing its importance, with up to three letters from users of the publication, by March 31, along with three copies of the publication, to the AASG Past President.
A committee will evaluate the nominated publications, and the award will be presented at GSA. Nominations are carried over for as long as the publication is eligible.
2017 Hussey, Arthur M., II, Bothner, Wallace A., and Thompson, Peter J.
2016 Robert F. Biek, Peter D. Rowley, John J. Anderson, Florian Maldonado, David W. Moore, David B. Hacker, Jeffrey G. Eaton, Richard Hereford, Edward G. Sable, Harry F. Filkorn, and Basia Matyjasik
2015 Missouri Geological Survey, The Paleozoic Succession in Missouri, Part 1(Revised) – Cambrian System; J. G. Davis, K. R. Evans, V. E. Kurtz, J. F. Miller, P. S. Mulvany, J. R. Palmer, J. F. Repetski, and T. L. Thompson, authors; Patrick S. Mulvany an
2014 Wolfberry (Wolfcampian-Leonardian) Deep-Water Depositional Systems in the Midland Basin: Stratigraphy, Lithofacies, Reservoirs, and Source Rocks, by H. Scott Hamlin and Robert. W. Baumgardner; Texas Bureau of Economic Geology, Reports of Investigations RI
2013 Geologic Map of Idaho, 2012, by Reed S. Lewis, Paul K. Link, Loudon R. Stanford, and Sean P. Long, Idaho Geological Survey Map # 9