This book contains 13 papers based on presentations at the Geological Society’s Fermor Flagship Meeting in 2003 on World Class Mineral Deposits and Earth Evolution. The volume begins with two papers on impact features and ore deposits. The first, by Grieve, is a review and classification of impact-hosted deposits that formed before, during, or after the impact. Among other things, it reviews evidence that the Sudbury magmas are of crustal origin and stops just short of telling us whether this crust was already enriched in Cu and Ni. The other paper, by Hayward et al., presents trace element evidence against...

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