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TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) is honored to announce that five outstanding international and national artists were selected for their distinctions, contributions and achievements in the exploration and development of minerals.

Now in his 45sth year, the annual PDAC Awards showcase individuals, teams and companies that are exceptional industry leaders.

Congratulations to the following PDAC 2023 award winners for their outstanding achievements.

  • Chris Taylor and the Great Bear Resource Exploration Team (Bill Dennis Award)
    For the discovery of the Dixie gold deposit when others believed all the multi-million ounce deposits had been found in Ontario’s Red Lake camp.
  • 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)
    To create an organization funded by mining revenues with the sole purpose of providing lasting benefits to the communities surrounding the operations of the Lundin Group of Companies.
  • Kevin Frost and Morgan Frejabise of Chalice Mining (Thayer Lindsley Award)
    For the Julimar Nickel-Copper-PGE discovery under cover near Perth, Australia in 2020.
  • John A. McCluskey of Alamos Gold (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.

“The PDAC Awards can be considered the Golden Globes of mineral exploration and development, and I am proud to announce the five deserving recipients who have been selected for 2023,” said Alex Christopher, PDAC President. “We know our industry is vital to Canada’s social and economic strength, and by honoring excellence through the PDAC Awards, we can showcase the responsible ways in which mineral exploration and mining make possible the modern life today, tomorrow and in the low-carbon future we have. are aimed at”.

Winners will be celebrated at a prestigious awards gala in Toronto on Tuesday, March 7 during the PDAC Convention 2023. Tickets can be purchased in December once registration for the PDAC Convention opens.

The PDAC Board of Directors selects award recipients based on the recommendations of the association’s Awards Committee. More information about the 2023 PDAC award recipients is available on our website.

Visit the website for information on the 2024 PDAC Awards and nominations.

About PDAC

The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) is the leading voice of the mineral exploration and development community, an industry that supports 719,000 people with direct and indirect employment and contributes $106 billion to GDP of Canada each year. With more than 6,000 members worldwide, PDAC’s work is focused on supporting a competitive, responsible and sustainable mineral sector.

PDAC 2023 will take place in person in Toronto, Canada, March 5-8. Visit for more information.

Contact with the media
Kristy Kenny, Senior Director of Communications
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