TORONTO, Ontario The BILL DENNIS PROSPECTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD went to WOLFDEN RESOURCES' exploration team. The award was made by the PROSPECTORS AND DEVELOPERS ASSOCIATION at its annual banquet Monday evening.
The teamincluding Ewan S. Downie, Iain F. Downie and Ian Neillwas recognized for its discovery of the West Zone massive sulphide deposit at High Lake, Nunavut. The West zone and its good grades are a welcome addition to the High Lake project less than 2 km away. Pictures and detailed descriptions are posted at www.wolfdenresources.com.
For the first time the PDAC awarded the THAYER LINDSLEY INTERNATIONAL DISCOVERY AWARD for a significant find anywhere in the world. It went to IVANHOE MINES for the discovery of the Hugo Dummett copper-gold deposit in Mongolia. Named in the award are geologists Douglas J. Kirwin, Charles N. Forster and Garamjav Dondog.
Four other awards were made at the event. The VIOLA R. MacMILLAN DEVELOPER'S AWARD went to David Thompson, deputy chairman and CEO of TECK COMINCO, for his role in merging the worldwide assets of the two metal mining companies and for his role in creating the Elk Valley coal partnership. DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS went to Donald A. Cranstone, recently retired from Natural Resources Canada, and Donald Ross, president of Jones, Gable & Co. Christine Kaszycki, assistant deputy minister in Manitoba's Industry, Economic Development and Mines Ministry and chair of the National Orphaned/Abandoned Mines Initiative, was given one of two ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS. WALLBRIDGE MINING took home the second. SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS were made to ROSCOE POSTLE ASSOCIATES and its founders, John Postle and Bill Roscoe, and to Mary-Claire Ward, PDAC director and chair of the association's geoscience committee.