The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) has named the recipients for the 2023 PDAC Awards, which recognise participants’ distinctions, contributions and successes in mineral exploration and development.
Now in its forty-fifth year, the yearly PDAC Awards showcase individuals, teams and companies who are exceptional leaders of the industry.
The PDAC 2023 Award recipients are:
- Chris Taylor and the Great Bear Resources Exploration Team (Bill Dennis Award)
For the discovery of the Dixie gold deposit when others believed all the multimillion-ounce deposits in Ontario's Red Lake camp had been found.
- Glenn Nolan (Skookum Jim Award)
For his leadership in fostering economic opportunities for First Nations on their traditional lands, and for his long history of volunteerism.
- The Lundin Foundation (Sustainability Award)
For creating an organization funded by mining revenue with the sole purpose of providing lasting benefits for communities surrounding Lundin Group of Companies’ operations.
- Chalice Mining's Kevin Frost & Morgan Frejabise (Thayer Lindsley Award)
For the Julimar nickel/copper/platinum-group elements discovery under cover near Perth, Australia in 2020.
- Alamos Gold’s John A. McCluskey (Viola R. MacMillan Award)
For showing leadership and a willingness to take risks in the acquisition and development of the Island gold mine in northern Ontario.
“PDAC Awards can be considered the Golden Globes of mineral exploration and development, and I am proud to announce the five deserving recipients that were selected for 2023,” said PDAC president Alex Christopher.
“We know that our industry is vital for the social and economic strength of Canada, and by honouring excellence through PDAC Awards, we can showcase the responsible ways that mineral exploration and mining makes modern life possible today, tomorrow and into the low carbon future we are headed.”
Recipients will be celebrated at a prestigious Awards gala in Toronto on March 7, during the PDAC 2023 Convention.