“In recognition of his leadership and the continued exploration success at the Brucejack Gold Project, BC."
Robert A. Quartermain has extensive experience in geology, exploration and development. Over his 40-year career in the mining industry, he has established a solid track record in building shareholder value in the field of precious metals exploration and development. Mr. Quartermain was the president of Silver Standard Resource Inc. from 1985 to 2010, over which time the company grew from a small exploration company, with exploration properties and a market capitalization of $2 million, to a company with a producing mine, five advanced exploration and development properties, a pipeline of early stage exploration properties and a market capitalization of $1.9 billion. Mr. Quartermain was the President of Silver Standard through the period of its increased exploration focus on the Snowfield Project and the Brucejack Project and has an intimate working knowledge of these properties. Mr. Quartermain has a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from the University of New Brunswick, a Master of Science degree in mineral exploration from Queen's University and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of New Brunswick in May 2009.
“In recognition of 35 years of significant contributions to the Canadian mineral exploration industry"
Tom Lane has spent over 30 years in the mineral exploration industry where he has directed and championed development and understanding of innovative technology and training and application of geosciences. Over 25 years on staff of Teck Corporation he was a key contributor to the development of Newfoundland Zinc Mine and served on the eastern Canada exploration team. He completed advanced degrees in earth sciences at Dalhousie University, MSc, and Memorial University, PhD. As an adjunct professor at Laurentian University, 1996 to present day, he chairs the Industry Advisory Board for the Mineral Exploration Research Centre (MERC). He also, played an advisory role to geological surveys as Chair of government – industry liaison committees for the Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador Geological Surveys. Over the past 13 years as Director of Research Development at CAMIRO, he has developed and directed 25 projects in technology development in mineral exploration and metallurgical processing.
“In recognition of exploration leadership in discovering the Borden Lake gold deposit and outstanding contributions to the advancement of the Canadian mining industry"
David Palmer has spent over 25 years as an exploration geologist in the mining industry at home and abroad. He has managed projects and conducted research for major international mining companies in South America, South Africa, India, Greenland and Scandinavia, as well as working extensively throughout Canada. His work has covered a broad range of mineral commodities, including gold, base metals, diamonds, platinum group metals, and copper/nickel deposits.
For the past ten years, Palmer has acted as President & CEO for Probe Mines. During his tenure as president, the company has been responsible for two new Canadian discoveries; the Black Creek Chromite Deposit and the Borden Gold deposit, both located in Northern Ontario.
He holds a B.Sc. (Geology) degree from St. Francis Xavier University (‘91), M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from McGill University (’94, ’98), and is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO).
Not awarded in 2013.
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