TORONTO — The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada has announced its slate of award winners who will be honoured at the annual conference held March 1-4, in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
The Britannia Beach Historical Society will receive a special award for the restoration of the old Britannia mine between Vancouver and Whistler, B.C. At its peak in the 1920s, it was the largest copper producer in the British Commonwealth. Now it is the home of the B.C. Museum of Mining.
Other winners are:
Richard Garnett and NovaGold Resources will receive the Thayer Lindsley Award for an international discovery, namely the Donlin Creek gold find in Alaska.
The Bill Dennis Award for Canadian prospecting success will go to HudBay Minerals for its Lalor zinc find in Manitoba.
Goldcorp will be awarded the Viola R. MacMillan Award for company development in recognition of its growth as one of the world’s lowest cost and fastest growing gold producers.
Tli Cho Logistics, which supplies services to the diamond mines of the Northwest Territories, will receive the Skookum Jim Award for aboriginal achievement.
The Distinguished Service Award will go to David a. Barr for his commitment to improving health and safety in mineral exploration.
BioteQ Environmental Technologies will receive the Environmental and Social Responsibility Award for its development of a technology that removes contaminants from mine waste water.
More about the PDAC conference program, trade show, accommodations and registration forms can be found at www.PDAC.ca.