2011 PDAC Thayer Lindsley Award for International Mineral Discovery – Graham Brown, Vicente Irarrazaval, Juan Carlos Toro, Graeme Lyall, William Robles (Anglo American)

(L to R)  Joe Hinzer, PDAC; Anglo American Exploration Team, Graham Brown, Vicente Irarrazaval, Graeme Lyall, William Robles, Juan Carlos Toro

For a video presentation about the Los Sulfatos discovery, please go here: http://www.pdac.ca/pdac/programs/awards/award-winners-video-thayer.html

This award, honouring the memory of one of Canada’s greatest mine finders, recognizes an individual or a team of explorationists credited with a recent significant mineral discovery anywhere in the world. 

An exploration team of Anglo American has been chosen to receive the 2011 Thayer Lindsley Award. The team is being recognized for its discovery of Los Sulfatos copper deposit in Chile, a world-class discovery with an inferred resource of 1,200 Mt @ 1.46% copper and 0.02% molybdenum and a potential resource of 4,000-5,000 Mt @ 0.8-1.0% copper.

The five team members include Graham Brown, group head of geosciences and exploration; Vicente Irarrazaval, regional head of exploration; Juan Carlos Toro, regional copper geologist; Graeme Lyall, senior resource geologist; and William Robles, senior geologist.