The twentieth anniversary of The Russell Society in 1992 saw the establishment of the Russell Medal as an international award for outstanding services to mineralogy.
The medal is awarded on an occasional basis to individuals judged by the Council of the Society to have given outstanding service in the field of mineralogy.
Recipients of the the Russell Medal are:
1992 – Bob King
1993 – Trevor Bridges
1995 – Bob Symes
1998- Roy Starkey
2003- Colin Sparrow, John Jones
2005- Andy Tindle, David Green
2011- Shirley Everitt
2014- Frank Ince
2017- Margaret Ince
2019- Christine Critchley
2021- Richard Braithwaite, Neil Hubbard