James W. Gill (b. 1949)

James Gill secured a place in mining history through the exceptional success and staying power of Aur Resources.

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James M. Franklin (b. 1942)

James Franklin is a distinguished geoscientist who helped build and advance the knowledge base of Canada’s minerals industry.

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Brian K. G. Meikle (1932 – 2016)

The greatest discoveries are transformative, and Brian Meikle is one of only a few modern-era geologists who achieved this pinnacle of success.

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A.M. “Sandy” Laird (b. 1934)

During a 39-year career with Placer Dome and predecessor Placer Development, Sandy Laird was directly involved in transforming at least 15 mineral projects into profitable mines.

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A. Terrance MacGibbon (b. 1946)

Few modern-era exploration geologists have made the transition to company builder and mine developer as successfully as Terry MacGibbon. He applied the expertise and experience gained over a 30-year career with nickel giant Inco to build four substantial mining companies: FNX Mining, Torex Gold Resources, TMAC Resources and INV Metals.

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Robert A. Gannicott (1947 – 2016)

Robert (Bob) Gannicott was a pioneer of Arctic mineral exploration and a visionary entrepreneur who helped unlock the downstream value of Canada’s fledgling diamond industry.

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Stewart L. Blusson (b. 1938)

Few events in mining history have generated as much excitement or public attention as the Lac de Gras diamond discoveries in Canada’s North during the early 1990s. Stewart (Stu) Blusson was an intellectual catalyst for this transformative event, which led to development of Ekati, Canada’s first diamond mine, and other significant discoveries.

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Ross J. Beaty (b. 1951)

The career achievements of Ross Beaty are as multi-dimensional as the man and the companies he founded and led over almost four decades. He is first and foremost a geologist with a passion for exploration and a discerning eye for projects with economic potential.

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