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2018 Distinguished Service Award

This award recognizes an individual who has achieved one or more of the following: made a substantial contribution to mineral exploration and mining development over a number of years; given considerable time and effort to the PDAC; made outstanding contributions to the mineral industry in the field of finance, geology, geophysics, geochemistry research, or a related activity.

Ted Reeve

For his invaluable contributions to PDAC as a Convention Planning Committee member for 16 years, session chair, and volunteer on several committees

Ted Reeve received a PhD in geology from the University of Toronto (U of T) in 1972. He worked as a geologist in the United States, Chile, Australia and other parts of the world before returning to U of T and completing an MBA in 1979. In his new career as a mining analyst in Toronto, he became known internationally for his authoritative reviews of hedging trends in the gold mining industry.

In 2002 Ted founded Haliburton Mineral Services to become an independent researcher and consultant. He served on the Board of Directors of junior mining companies involved in exploration and development worldwide and began devoting much of his free time to help PDAC draw high quality speakers and exhibitors to its annual convention.

Ted has worked tirelessly to help make the PDAC Convention the most well-attended industry event in the world. From 2002 to 2005 he chaired several sessions, including the keynote session in 2004. Later, he organized or suggested topics for several convention events. He was on the selection committee for the corporate presentation forum from 2006 to 2012 and more recently helped select the convention’s short courses.

Ted’s considerable volunteer contributions over 16 years have helped make the PDAC Convention a calendar highlight for the world’s mineral exploration and mining industry.

Bill Dennis Award

NexGen Energy Ltd.

Skookum Jim Award

Lana Eagle

Special Achievement Award

Jean Descarreaux

Thayer Lindsley Award

Don Taylor, Arizona Mining Inc.

Viola R. MacMillan Award

IAMGOLD Corporation and Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd