This issue of Economic Geology contains the sixth paper in a series of special papers that commemorate the 100th anniversary of the journal. Beginning with issue no. 2 of volume 100, special editors Stephen Kesler and Jeffrey Hedenquist began assembling contributions from leading researchers in the field of economic geology, with special emphasis on the links between mineral deposits research and other scientific disciplines. These have appeared as the lead articles throughout volume 100. They have included papers on global tectonic processes and implications for the distribution of gold deposits, on hydrothermal convection systems and the emergence of life, on...

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