This award honouring the memory of one of Canada's greatest mine finders, recognises an individual or a team of explorationists credited with a recent significant mineral discovery anywhere in the world.
The Prospectors and Developers Association (PDAC) is a national association representing the mineral exploration and development industry. The PDAC encourages the highest standards of technical, environmental, safety and social practices in Canada and internationally.
David Giles, Vice President Exploration, Fresnillo plc; Edward Thompson, PDAC Former President and
Chair of Awards Committee (2012)
The exploration team of Fresnillo plc have seen considerable success in the number of their new economic gold and silver deposit finds in Mexico and Latin America. Most notable of these was the discovery of a new vein system in the Fresnillo district, leading to the opening of the Saucito mine in 2011 and consolidating Fresnillo as the largest silver district in the world.
Other principal finds included the San Julian silver-gold and Orisyvo gold deposits in Mexico and the discovery and geological reinterpretation of the Francisco I.Madero SEDEX deposit that led to the opening of an important new mine in 2002.
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