This issue begins the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Economic
Geology. On the cover we have reproduced the table of contents of volume 1,
number 1, together with the photographs of the five lead authors and the
founding editor, John D. Irving. The lead article of Volume 100, Looking back
a century to volume 1, number 1, by Brian J. Skinner, describes the events
leading up to the publication of the first issue of the journal and discusses
the contents of the first papers.
The photograph of J. D. Irving is from his 1918 memorial. The photographs...