MINING HALL OF FAME: Overflow crowd greets inductees

TORONTO - An overflow crowd at the 24th Annual Canadian Mining Hall of Fame Induction Dinner, held Jan. 12, 2012, welcomed five new inductees - Ned Goodman, Phillip Hallof, John Hansuld and joint inductees Robert Hunter and Robert Dickenson....

TORONTO - An overflow crowd at the 24th Annual Canadian Mining Hall of Fame Induction Dinner, held Jan. 12, 2012, welcomed five new inductees - Ned Goodman, Phillip Hallof, John Hansuld and joint inductees Robert Hunter and Robert Dickenson. Together they represent all aspects of this country's successful mining industry.

Ned Goodman was cited for his contributions to the industry and to the capital markets as a company-builder, merchant banker and investment advisor. Trained as a geologist, he has been active for almost half a century.

Phillip Hallof was considered one of the "father of modern geophysics" for his pioneering and innovative work. He led both McPhar Geophysics and Phoenix Geophysics.

John Hansuld is a pioneering geochemist, noted entrepreneur and dedicated industry advocate. He build Amex Exploration (Canada), later taking it public as Canamax Resources. He played a leading role in broadening the mandate of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada from national to global.

Inducted together just they were together in business, Robert Hunter and Robert Dickinson founded the junior company that bears their names, one of the most successful exploration and development companies in Canada. They played important roles in the success of mine making at the Mount Milligan, Kemess and Prosperity deposits in British Columbia, the Pebble deposit in Alaska, and the Xietongmen deposit in China.

Complete biographies of all five new Hall of Fame members can be read at MiningHallofFame.ca.

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