Canadian Mining Journal


AWARD: NovaCopper CEO, VP win exploration award

VANCOUVER – Two NovaCopper executives – president and CEO Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse and past-VP exploration Joseph Piekenbrock – are this year’s recipients of the 2015 Colin Spence Award in global mineral exploration. They are being recognized for their success in defining and significantly expanding the Donlin Creek gold deposit and the Arctic copper-zinc-silver massive sulphide deposit and for exploration success at the Bornite copper deposit.

The award will be made at the AME BC awards gala on Jan. 27, 2016, during the Mineral Exploration Roundup 2016 conference.

Van Nieuwenhuyse and Piekenbrock have an exceptional track record of major discoveries for which they have been recognized by their peers, noted NovaCopper. As part of the team at NovaGold Resources they received the prestigious Thayer Lindsley Award from the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada in 2009 for the discovery of the Donlin Creek deposit.

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