"In recognition of an excellent paper entitled: " Geological Setting, Petrology, and Geochemistry of Granitic Pegmatites and Leucogranites Hosting U-Th-REE Mineralization at Fraser Lakes Zone B, Wollaston Domain, Northern Saskatchewan, Canada."
Christine McKechnie is a geologist specializing in uranium deposits, in particular basement-hosted unconformity-related deposits in the Athabasca Basin and surrounding area. Since starting her career, she has worked for several companies (Claude Resources Inc., JNR Resources Inc., and CanAlaska Uranium Ltd.) carrying out gold and uranium exploration in northern Saskatchewan; in addition to a summer mapping with the Saskatchewan Geological Survey. She completed her B.Sc. in 2008 from the University of Saskatchewan (U of S), and in early 2013, she completed a M.Sc. at U of S on the geology and origin of the Fraser Lakes Zone B pegmatite-/leucogranite-hosted U-Th-REE deposit in northern Saskatchewan. She currently works as a Junior Mine Geologist for Cameco Corp. at their Rabbit Lake Operation. She is a member of CIM, GAC, MAC, PDAC, SEG, GSA, MSA, SGA, and is a Geoscientist-in-Training with APEGS.
Irvine R. Annesley received his B.Sc. degree in geology in 1978 from Concordia University in Montreal. He completed his M.Sc. degree in geology in 1981 at the University of Windsor and his PhD degree in geology in 1990 at the University of Ottawa. While undertaking his graduate studies, he worked with the Geological Survey of Canada for ten summers, from 1978 to 1987 as a geological field mapper. Currently, Annesley is Adjunct Professor in Geology at the University of Saskatchewan since 2003 and senior geoscientist – independent researcher for the last 2 years. He has over 35 years of industry experience, including 5 years and a half years as Director of Exploration with JNR Resources Inc. and 19 years as a senior research geoscientist with the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC). His research has focused mainly on uranium deposits in the Athabasca Basin (Saskatchewan) using conventional geological methods and innovative techniques, including structural lineament analysis, applied synchrotron research, and GOCAD structural-geochemical modeling, among others. His research activities have also included studying uranium deposits in Australia, eastern Canada, and Nunavut.
In recognition of an excellent paper entitled “Geological Setting, Petrology, and Geochemistry of Granitic Pegmatites and Leucogranites Hosting U-Th-REE Mineralization at Fraser Lakes Zone B, Wollaston Domain, Northern Saskatchewan, Canada”
Kevin Ansdell is a Professor of Geology, with a focus on mineral deposits, in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Saskatchewan. He grew up in England and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Geology from Oxford University in 1982, prior to gaining a M.Sc. from the University of Alberta and Ph.D. from University of Saskatchewan. He has been a faculty member since completing a post-doctoral fellowship with the Geological Survey of Canada in 1993, and has been actively involved in the teaching and supervision of undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of petrology, Precambrian Geology, isotope geology, and mineral deposits, especially gold, uranium, rare earth elements, and base metals. He is a Professional Geoscientist with Permission to Consult from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan, Fellow of Geoscientists Canada, and Honorary Fellow of Engineers Canada.
"In recognition of an excellent paper entitled Structure, Stratigraphy, U-Pb Geochronology and Alteration Characteristics of Gold Mineralization at the Detour Lake Gold Deposit, Ontario, Canada."
Jim L. Oliver received his B.Sc. from University of British Columbia in 1982, his M.Sc. from Queen’s University in 1985, and his Ph.D. from Queen’s University 1996, all in geology or geophysics. He has more than 30 years of experience specializing in mineral deposit evaluations of early to advanced stage mineral occurrences.
Oliver has applied his expertise in 25 countries, working on or examining more than 400 mineral deposits or occurrences. He has acted as a geological consultant to major mining companies, to junior exploration groups, and to government geological surveys. He is a dedicated, energetic mineral explorer and a pragmatic field geologist. He continues to apply leading-edge geoscience principles and concepts to a wide variety of mineral deposit types and exploration challenges.
Oliver is currently the principle of Oliver Geoscience International Ltd. and the Chief Geoscientist for Colorado Resources Inc.
In recognition of an excellent paper entitled “Gold Potential of a Hidden Archean Fault Zone: The Case of the Cadillac–Larder Lake Fault.”
Michael Doggett is the president of HanOcci Group, a resource investment and mining advisory service based in Toronto and Vancouver. He has 25 years of experience in the field of mineral economics, advising mining companies, governments and international agencies, and has delivered professional development programs in mineral project evaluation to more than 1,200 people in a dozen countries. Michael is an adjunct professor at Queen’s University, where he served as director of the Mineral Exploration Master’s Program from 1997 to 2007. He is currently a PDAC director and serves on the board of directors of six publically traded exploration and mining companies. He has served as the Society of Economic Geologists International Exchange lecturer in 2005, and in 2002, he was the recipient of CIM’s Robert Elver Mineral Economics Award.
“In recognition of an excellent paper entitled "Assessing the Returns to Copper Exploration."
Rich Leveille is the president of Freeport McMoRan Exploration, based in Phoenix, Arizona. Previously, he was the president of Phelps Dodge Exploration. Leveille began his career with Phelps Dodge in late 1994 as the chief geologist – South America, based in Santiago, Chile. He moved there from Guadalajara, Mexico, where he was a senior geologist with Kennecott Exploration. He joined Kennecott in 1987, in Salt Lake City, Utah, after having previously worked in mine geology and mine planning for AMAX and Phelps Dodge. Rich has an M.S. in geology from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks and a B.S. in geology from the University of Utah. He has a particular interest in using statistical and financial analysis to understand, plan and evaluate the results of mineral exploration.
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