Canadian Mining Journal


AWARD: Kennady wins exploration company of year prize at London conference

LONDON, UK – Kennady Diamonds of Toronto was the co-winner of the prestigious Mines and Money Exploration Company of the Year award for 2016. The prize was bestowed at the annual conference in London earlier this month. Another Canadian company, NexGen Energy, was the co-recipient.

Kennady is advancing a diamond project about 280 km northeast of Yellowknife, NWT. Company president and CEO Dr. Rory Moore accepted the award on behalf of the entire team that contributed to the success of the Kennady North Project. He emphasized that the team is not restricted to technical people on the front line, but includes the finance, administrative and support staff as well as every member of the camp crew.

He went on to recognize a few specific individuals: “Firstly, the former CEO of Kennady, Patrick Evans, had the vision and courage to spin out Kennady from Mountain Province in 2012 and initiate an exploration program on the claims immediately north of the Gahcho Kue mine. This area had been previously explored and most diamond explorers were skeptical of his chances for success, but this did not deter Patrick who moved ahead boldly.”

Moore also paid tribute to the Yellowknife-based exploration group, Aurora Geosciences, which has designed and implemented all of the exploration programs on the property since 2012.

He concluded, “The fortunate combination of solid financing, creative exploration and visionary leadership has led to the great success of Kennady and its receipt of this award. We intend to honor this award by moving the company toward further discovery of kimberlites and their advancement into diamond resources at Kennady North.”

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