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AWARDS: QMEA names winners at Explor! conference

Left to right: Back: Renaud Lortie (Gaz Metro), Joseph De Laplante (Osisko Gold Royalties), Guy Gosselin (Agnico Eagle), Patrick Vena (BFL Canada), François Bouchard (Canadian Malartic), Brigitte Dejou (LaSalle Exploration Corp.), Jean-Sebastien Lavallee (Critical Elements Corp.), Gino Roger (Midland Exploration), Julien Davy (Eureka Exploration). Front: Michel Fontaine (Albert Mining), François Goulet (Harfang Exploration), Mathieu Savard (Osisko Gold Royalties), Frank Mariage (Fasken Martineau), Serge Allard (Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton), and Isabelle D’Amours (Geo Solutions Donnees GDS Inc.)

MONTREAL – The Quebec Mineral Exploration Association announced the winners of its annual recognition awards at the recent Explor! Conference, held Oct. 17-19, 2017.

The Discovery of the Year award went to Osisko Mining for the Lynx gold deposit project.

The Entrepreneur of the Year award was given to Nemaska Lithium.

Abitibi Geophysics was recognized as Service Company of the Year.

The Excellence in Sustainable Development award went to Goldcorp for its new Eleonore gold mine.

Jean Laforest was given the Nicolas-Denys Medal in recognition of his many years of hard work as a prospector that contributed to the development of prospecting and mineral exploration in Quebec.

The 2017 Hector-Authier award went to Paul Archer for his many years of hard work that contributed to the development of mining entrepreneurship in Quebec.

Sylvain Trepanier won the Jean-Descarreaux award for his writings have helped broaden geoscience knowledge related to mineral exploration, thereby boosting exploration activities.

The Leadership in Economic Contribution to Mineral Exploration award went to
Andre Gaumond
for his work in the business, finance, and/or legal.

The new QMEA board was also introduced (see photo).

Information about the QMEA is available at

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