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2017 PDAC Bill Dennis Award Winners: Val d’Or Exploration Division, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

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(L to R) Glenn Mullan (PDAC President), Denis Villeneuve, Alain Blackburn, Guy Gosseli and Jerome Lavoie

This award, named for a former president of the association, honours individuals who have accomplished one or both of the following: made a significant mineral discovery; made an important contribution to the prospecting and/or exploration industry.

Val d’Or Exploration Division, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited: For discovery of the Amaruq gold deposits in the Amer Lake Basin in Nunavut, Canada.

The high-grade Amaruq deposits represent a significant gold discovery in Nunavut and one of the few recent large gold discoveries in Canada. The robust Whale Tail mineralized system lies nearby the initial discovery, the IVR deposit. Agnico Eagle Mines Limited’s (Agnico) Val d’Or Exploration Division made the discoveries between 2013 and 2016 while prospecting a virtually unexplored part of the Woodburn Lake Belt, 350 kilometres west of Hudson Bay. The division recognized that the type of mineralization at Amaruq was different from many typical gold occurrences.

The 1,167-square-kilometre Amaruq property includes the major Whale Tail deposit and three parallel gold zones named I, V, and R (the IVR deposit), between 100 and 800 metres north of Whale Tail. Inferred resources are estimated at 19.4 million tonnes grading 5.97 g/t gold for a total of 3.7 million ounces of gold (as at June 30, 2016). Continue Reading →

2016 PDAC Bill Dennis Award Winners: Bruce Channel Discovery Team – Robert Cudney, Stephen Roman and John Whitton

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(L to R) Edward Thompson, PDAC Awards Committee Chair; Stephen Roman; Robert Cudney; John Whitton

(L to R) Edward Thompson, PDAC Awards Committee Chair; Stephen Roman; Robert Cudney; John Whitton (Photo by Envisiondigitalphoto.com)

This award, named for a former president of the association, honours individuals who have accomplished one or both of the following: made a significant mineral discovery; made an important contribution to the prospecting and/or exploration industry.

Bruce Channel Discovery Team: For the discovery of gold at Bruce Channel in the Red Lake Gold Camp, Ontario.

Robert Cudney, Stephen Roman and John Whitton receive this award for their Bruce Channel discovery in the heart of the well-explored Red Lake Gold Camp in northwestern Ontario. It was discovered by Exall Resources Limited, which later became Gold Eagle Mines Ltd. after merging with Southern Star Resources Inc. With strategic input from professional geologist John Whitton, the deposit was estimated to contain approximately 14.1 to 16.5 million tonnes of gold, at a grade of roughly 20-25 grams per tonne. grams per tonne. Continue Reading →

2016 PDAC Distinguished Service Award Winner: Patricia Sheahan

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PDAC President Rod Thomas and Patricia Sheahan

PDAC President Rod Thomas and Patricia Sheahan (Photo by Envisiondigitalphoto.com)

This award recognizes an individual who has achieved one or more of the following: made a substantial contribution to mineral exploration and mining development over a number of years; given considerable time and effort to the PDAC; made outstanding contributions to the mineral industry in the field of finance, geology, geophysics, geochemistry research, or a related activity.

Patricia Sheahan: For her unique and outstanding contribution and dedication to Canada’s minerals industry.

Patricia Sheahan, or Pat as she is better known, has a long and unique career in the minerals industry. As a leader and entrepreneur, she founded a worldwide technical information service for exploration companies focused on diamonds, base and precious metals. The subscription service, which began in 1972, has been indispensable for those in the field looking to make the next diamond discovery. Continue Reading →

2016 PDAC Special Achievement Award Winners: The Bjorkman Family

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The Bjorkman Family

(L to R) Mr. Karl Bjorkman, Jessica, Veronique, Ruth, Karla, Katarina and Mrs. Veronique Bjorkman (Photo by Envisiondigitalphoto.com)

From time to time, the PDAC presents a Special Achievement Award that recognizes exceptional contributions to the mineral industry.

The Bjorkman Family: For their multi-generational dedication to geology, prospecting and diversity.

Bjorkman Prospecting is a long-standing Ontario-based prospecting company that has worked in locations all across Canada as well as internationally. Encouraged by his father, Karl Bjorkman started prospecting around 1990 and saw his business grow to include claim staking, exploration project management and technical support. Continue Reading →

2016 PDAC Viola R. MacMillan Award Winner: Silver Wheaton Corp.

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(L to R) Robert Schafer, PDAC President; Randy Smallwood, President and CEO Silver Wheaton Corp.

(L to R) Robert Schafer, PDAC President; Randy Smallwood, President and CEO Silver Wheaton Corp. (Photo by Envisiondigitalphoto.com)

This award, which is named in honour of the PDAC’s longest serving president, is given to (a) person(s) who has/have demonstrated leadership in management and financing for the exploration and development of mineral resources.

Silver Wheaton Corp.: For developing new and innovative business strategies that are a leading example for other companies and junior miners to follow.

Chap Mercantile changed its name to Silver Wheaton Corporation in July 2004, becoming a new and innovative type of publicly- traded company within the mining industry. Silver Wheaton’s business strategy portrays characteristics of a metal producer, a royalty owner, and has features of a corporate finance group. Continue Reading →

2016 PDAC Thayer Lindsley Award Winners: Cukaru Peki Discovery Team – Reservoir Minerals & Freeport McMoRan

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Reservoir Minerals & Freeport McMoRan - Cukaru Peki

Reservoir Minerals & Freeport McMoRan – Cukaru Peki (Photo by Envisiondigitalphoto.com)

This award recognizes an individual or a team of explorationists credited with a recent significant mineral discovery anywhere in the world.

Cukaru Peki Discovery Team/Reservoir Minerals & Freeport McMoRan: For the team’s discovery of high-grade copper-gold deposits in Serbia which may prompt explorers to look for a new class of mineral deposit.

In July 2012, a joint venture of subsidiaries of Reservoir Minerals Inc. and Freeport-McMoRan Inc. announced the discovery of what became known as the Cukaru Peki copper-gold deposit in the heart of Serbia’s Bor mining camp, which has been operating for more than 100 years. Continue Reading →

2016 PDAC Skookum Jim Award Winner: Darrell Beaulieu

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(L to R) James Siddorn, SRK Consulting Canada Inc.; Darrell Beaulieu, President and CEO of Denendeh Investments Incorporated and DEMCo Ltd.

(L to R) James Siddorn, SRK Consulting Canada Inc.; Darrell Beaulieu, President and CEO of Denendeh Investments Incorporated and DEMCo Ltd.  (Photo by Envisiondigitalphoto.com)

Recipients of this award have demonstrated exceptional achievement and/or service in a Canadian Aboriginal-run service business for the Canadian mining industry or a Canadian Aboriginal exploration or mining company, or have made a significant individual contribution to the mining industry.

Darrell Beaulieu: For his innovation, hard work and dedication to the minerals industry in his community.

Darrell Beaulieu is a leader and highly-respected member of his community who served three terms as Chief of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation. His work in the mineral industry began early in exploration, staking mineral claims and working on a number of exploration projects in the Northwest Territories (NWT). Continue Reading →

2016 PDAC Environmental & Social Responsibility Award Winner: Lucara Diamond Corp.

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(L to R) Glenn Mullan, First Vice President PDAC; William Lamb, CEO of Lucara Diamond Corp.

(L to R) Glenn Mullan, First Vice President PDAC; William Lamb, CEO of Lucara Diamond Corp. (Photo by Envisiondigitalphoto.com)

This award honours an individual or organization demonstrating outstanding initiative, leadership and accomplishment in protecting and preserving the natural environment and/or in establishing good community relations during an exploration program or operation of a mine.

Lucara Diamond Corp.: For its stakeholder initiatives, community engagement and focus on sustainable practices and long-term benefits at their Karawoe mine in Botswana.

Lucara Diamond Corp. has committed to responsible development of its assets and operations, and has structured itself with long-term success in mind. It began publishing Global Reporting Initiative compliant sustainability reports in 2012 to ensure its performance was documented and communicated transparently to stakeholders. Continue Reading →

2015 Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Award Winners Videos [ALL VIDEOS IN THIS SINGLE POSTING]

2015 PDAC Bill Dennis Award: David Palmer, president and CEO of Probe Mines

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This award, named for a former president of the association, honours an individual or team of explorationists who have accomplished one or both of the following: made a significant mineral discovery; made an important contribution to the prospecting and/or exploration industry.

David Palmer, president and CEO of Probe Mines, is the recipient of this year’s Bill Dennis Award for a Canadian mineral discovery or prospecting success. Palmer is being recognized for the Borden gold project, a discovery located near Chapleau, Ont. Continue Reading →

2014 Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Award Winners Videos [ALL VIDEOS IN THIS SINGLE POSTING]

2014 PDAC Bill Dennis Award: Fission Uranium’s Ross McElroy

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This award, named for a former president of the association, honours an individual or team of explorationists who have accomplished one or both of the following: made a significant mineral discovery; made an important contribution to the prospecting and/or exploration industry.

Ross McElroy is the recipient of this year’s Bill Dennis Award for a Canadian mineral discovery or prospecting success. McElroy was selected for leading Fission Uranium’s (TSXV: FCU; US-OTC: FCUUF) team of geologists in the one of the biggest uranium discoveries in northern Saskatchewan’s Athabasca basin region in recent years. Continue Reading →

2013 Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Award Winners Videos [ALL VIDEOS IN THIS SINGLE POSTING]

Bill Dennis Award for a Canadian discovery or prospecting success


Edward Thompson, PDAC Awards Committee Chair; Robert Quartermain, President & CEO, Pretivm Resources Inc., Bill Dennis Award Recipient

 

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Pretium Resources 

This award, named for a former president of the association, honours individuals who have accomplished one or both of the following: made a significant mineral discovery; made an important contribution to the prospecting and/or exploration industry. The award may also be used to recognize an important mineral discovery in Canada.

Pretium Resources is the recipient of this year’s Bill Dennis Award for a Canadian mineral discovery or prospecting success. Pretium is receiving the award for advancing the Brucejack Property’s Valley of the Kings, which was first discovered in 2009, into a world- class, high-grade gold deposit. Since 2011, Pretium’s successful exploration program has seen the high-grade Indicated Mineral Resource Base for the Valley of the Kings grow to the current 8.5 million ounces of gold. Continue Reading →

2012 Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Award Winners Videos [ALL VIDEOS IN THIS SINGLE POSTING]

Bill Dennis Award for a Canadian discovery or prospecting success

(L to R) Scott Jobin-Bevans, outgoing PDAC President; Gerald Panneton, President and CEO of Detour Gold Corporation

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This award, named for a former president of the association, honours individuals who have accomplished one or both of the following: made a significant mineral discovery; made an important contribution to the prospecting and/or exploration industry. The award may also be used to recognize an important mineral discovery in Canada.

Gerald Panneton, president and CEO of Detour Gold Corp., receives this award for his leadership of the team that has advanced the Detour Lake property in northern Ontario into a world-class, low-grade, high tonnage gold deposit. Panneton spearheaded the initial acquisition and subsequent evaluation of what is now determined to be Canada’s largest undeveloped gold deposit. Recognizing the potential of Detour Lake in 2006, Panneton commissioned a large-scale drilling and re-sampling program. By the end of 2010, the project had proven and probable open pit reserves of 14.9 M oz of gold. Detour Gold Corp. is now moving ahead with the development of the project.  Continue Reading →

2012 PDAC Special Achievement Award – Mine Training Society Northwest Territories

 

(L to R) Hugh McSwain, North Slave Metis Alliance, Mine Training Society Board; Joe Hinzer, Co-Chair of the PDAC 2012 Convention Planning Committee

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Special Achievement Award

From time to time, the PDAC presents a Special Achievement Award that recognizes exceptional contributions to the mineral industry. This year, the association has chosen to honour the Mine Training Society (MTS) for providing Aboriginal people in northern Canada with the opportunity to develop usable job skills for the mining industry and for developing a pool of skilled workers for the industry.

MTS is a non-profit organization comprising Aboriginal, industry, and government partners. Its objectives are to: i) screen, select, train, and place northerners in all areas of mining; and ii) in cooperation with the NWT’s education system and communities, build a legacy of education and awareness about the employee and skill requirements of the mining industry. Continue Reading →

2012 PDAC Thayer Lindsley Award for an international mineral discovery

(L to R) David Giles, Vice-President Exploration, Fresnillo Plc.; Edward Thompson, PDAC Former President and Chair of Awards Committee

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Thayer Lindsley Award for an international mineral discovery

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.

David A. Giles is the recipient of this year’s award for heading Peñoles and Fresnillo plc exploration teams that have seen considerable success in the number of their new economic gold and silver deposit finds in Mexico and Latin America.

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2012 PDAC Viola R. MacMillan Award for company or mine development – Osisko Mining Corporation

(L to R) Sean Roosen, President and CEO, Osisko Mining Corporation; Rod Thomas, Second Vice-President, Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada

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Viola R. MacMillan Award for company or mine development

This award is named in honour of the PDAC’s longest serving president and is given to a person or company demonstrating leadership in management and financing for the exploration and development of mineral resources.

The PDAC has selected Osisko Mining Corp. to receive this award for successfully developing and bringing into production the company’s Canadian Malartic gold property in Quebec’s Abitibi gold belt. In November 2004, Osisko acquired the property, which had produced some 5 million ounces of gold from 1935 to 1983 from four mines (Canadian Malartic, Barnat, Sladen and East Malartic). A detailed compilation of the extensive historical database was followed by the start of a major drilling program in March 2005. Continue Reading →