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BHP Billiton Canada Inc. recipient of national mineral exploration safety award


Pictured here: the infamous Yukon Dan at the 2013 AME BC conference. An annual figure at the well attended show, Dan walks neophytes through the process of panning for gold. Copyright: The Prospector News




The Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME BC) today congratulated the recipients of the Safe Day Everyday Gold Award and Safe Day Everyday Awards at the AME BC Health & Safety Awards Breakfast at Mineral Exploration Roundup. AME BC together with the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) present annual awards for performance in health and safety in mineral exploration. Today’s breakfast recognized achievement for the year 2011; the two associations will launch a survey for work conducted in 2012 in February.



The Safe Day Everyday Gold Award was presented to BHP Billiton Canada Inc. for having attained 391,549 person hours without a lost workday incident in 2011. AME BC and the PDAC also recognized 52 organizations who achieved a full year without a lost workday in their Canadian mineral exploration operations.



“We are very pleased to recognize companies, government geological surveys, and independent contractors that are successful in achieving a safe day, everyday in their operations,” said Gavin C. Dirom, President & Chief Executive Officer of AME BC.



Award Recipients



In addition to BHP Billiton Canada Inc., AME BC and the PDAC are pleased to present the recipients of the Safe Day Everyday Award for 2011. These are as follows:



Alexco Resources

AM Gold Inc.

Anglo American Exploration (Canada) Ltd.

Astral Mining Corporation

AuRico Gold

Aztec Geoscience Inc.

Bear Lake Gold Ltd.

BHP Billiton Canada Inc.

Boart Longyear

Buchans Minerals Corporation

Canadian Royalties Inc.

Castle Resources Inc

Cornerstone Resources Inc.

Crosshair Energy

Dajin Resources Corp.

Denison Mines Corp.

Durfeld Geological Management

Eagle Hill Exploration Corporation

Endurance Gold Corp

FB Drilling

Fjordland Exploration Inc.

Gossan Resources Limited

Hard Creek Nickel Corporation

Huakan International Mining Inc.

KGHM International Ltd.

Kiska Metals Corp

Kria Resources Inc.

Kutcho Copper Corp

Lakehead Helicopters Inc.

Largo Resources Ltd.

Laurion Mineral Exploration Inc.

New Gold Inc.

New Millennium Iron Corp.

Newfoundland and Labrador Geological Survey

Northern Gold Mining Inc.

Ontario Geological Survey

Paragon Minerals Corporation

Pitchstone Exploration Ltd.

Queenston Mining Inc.

Quinlan Prospecting Inc.

Rainbow Resources Inc.

Rio Tinto Exploration Canada Inc.

Talmora Diamond Inc.

Teck Resources Limited

Tri Origin Exploration

United Reef Limited

Vale Exploration Canada

Votorantim Metals Canada Inc.

Western Copper and Gold Corporation

Wildcat Exploration Ltd

Xstrata Copper

Yukon Zinc Corporation




About AME BC:

AME BC is the lead association for the mineral exploration and development industry based in British Columbia. Established in 1912, AME BC represents, advocates, protects and promotes the interests of thousands of members who are engaged in mineral exploration and development in BC and throughout the world. AME BC encourages a safe, economically strong and environmentally responsible industry by providing clear initiatives, policies, events and tools to support its membership.




AME BC annually hosts guests from around the world during the annual Mineral Exploration Roundup conference that takes place every January. Now in its 30th year, Roundup attracts thousands of delegates who share technical and financial information about the industry and learn about leading practices in environmental stewardship, aboriginal and community engagement. Mineral Exploration Roundup 2013 is held from January 28 to 31, 2013 at The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver.


Posted January 31, 2013

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