In his introductory paper for the first issue of Economic Geology, F. L. Ransome noted that economic geologists were struggling for acceptance by the mining community as well as by the broader geology community around them. A century later, this remains our challenge, as we strive to communicate the results of our research to other scientists, exploration geologists, miners, and regulators alike. The purview of economic geologists has expanded to include virtually the entire spectrum of Earth processes and almost all of the elements in the periodic table. We are expected to know how elements are concentrated to form...

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