Mineral Exploration

Spring 2014

Mineral Exploration is the official publication of the Association of Mineral Exploration British Columbia.

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12 s p r i n g 2 0 1 4 photograph : Mark Kinskofer/ Vision Event photography H.H. "Spud" Huestis Award Excellence in Prospecting and Mineral Exploration Recipients: Rob Carpenter, Craig Finnigan, Adam Simmons, Tim Smith and Alan Wainwright Rob Carpenter, Craig Finnigan, Adam Simmons, Tim Smith and Alan Wainwright were the recipi- ents of the 2013 H.H. "Spud" Huestis Award for excellence in prospecting and mineral exploration. They are rec- ognized for their role in Kaminak Gold Corporation's exploration and develop- ment of the Coffee gold project. The 100 per cent owned Coffee gold project lies within the emerging White Gold District of west-central Yukon. In June 2009, Rob Carpenter and Craig Finnigan reviewed the early property data with its attractive gold-path´Čünder element geochemical anomalies; based on these observations, they recognized the favour- able exploration potential for major gold occurrences. This assessment prompted the acquisition of the key claims by way of an option agreement with Yukon pros- pector Shawn Ryan. The project has since expanded by staking to cover approxi- mately 600 square kilometres. Under the leadership of president and CEO Rob Carpenter, Kaminak raised and invested $77 million in an aggressive exploration program from 2009 to 2012. The dedicated Kaminak 2013 AME BC Awards By the AMe BC AwArds CoMMittee, with introduCtion By JonAthAn BuChAnAn AME BC honoured its 2013 award recipients on January 29 at Mineral Exploration Roundup 2014. Every January, the Association celebrates the important achievements made by leaders in the mineral exploration development community: in B.C., throughout Canada and internationally. Huestis Award recipients: (back row) Craig Finnigan, Tim Smith, Adam Simmons; (front row) Alan Wainwright, Rob Carpenter. p12-23_Awards.indd 12 14-02-14 3:08 PM

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