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Northwestern Ontario prospector to be honoured at PDAC

Peter Moses to receive Skookum Jim Award in March
PDAC convention
PDAC Convention, Toronto

Peter Moses, a well-known northwestern Ontario prospector, will receive the prestigious Skookum Jim Award at the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention next March in Toronto.

Moses is the fourth generation family member connected to exploration and mining. He has spent more than 35 years as a prospector while fostering positive relationships between industry and Aboriginal communities.

Recipients of this award have demonstrated exceptional achievement and/or service in a Canadian Aboriginal-run service business for the Canadian mining industry or a Canadian Aboriginal exploration or mining company, or have made a significant individual contribution to the mining industry.

Moses is one of seven award recipients to be celebrated at PDAC’s annual awards showcase at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto.

This event will be held March 7 during the PDAC 2017 Convention.

Over his career, Moses has successfully promoted, negotiated and executed 34 option agreements for junior and major mining companies throughout Canada and the U.S.

He provided prospector training, staking and geoscience information workshops to 123 of the 134 First Nation communities in Ontario, as well as the Métis Nation of Ontario.

Agnico Eagle Mines’ Val d'Or Exploration Team will get the Bill Dennis Award for the discovery of the Amaruq gold deposits in the Amer Lake Basin in Nunavut, one of the few recent and significant finds in Canada.

Geologist and tireless PDAC volunteer Neil Gow will receive the Distinguished Service Award for his involvement in the convention’s planning committee for the past 12 years, for chairing numerous technical sessions at convention, and his involvement is various geological groups and committees.

Teranga Gold Corporation was selected to receive the Environmental & Social Responsibility Award for its operation of the Sabodala Gold Mine in Senegal, West Africa, which employs more than 1,000 people from Senegal and delivers more than 40 training programs to develop employee skills, literacy and numeracy.

The Women's Association of the Mining Industry of Canada will receive the Special Achievement Award for the significant impact it makes in distributing more than $1.8 million in support of young people's education over the organization’s 96 years of existence.

Peter Megaw, geologist and co-founder Mag Silver, will take home the Thayer Lindsley Award, for his “blind discovery” that became the 200-million ounce, Juanicipio silver deposit in Mexico.

De Beers Group of Companies & Mountain Province Diamonds lands the Viola R. MacMillan Award for its joint venture Gahcho Kué Diamond Mine in Northwest Territories, which officially opened in September, the world's largest new diamond mine in 13 years.