VANCOUVER, Jan. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - Hunter Dickinson Inc. (HDI) is proud to
announce that Robert Hunter and Robert Dickinson were inducted into the
Canadian Mining Hall of Fame on January 12, 2012, in a gala ceremony in
recognition of their outstanding lifetime achievements in mineral
exploration and mining. They join a select group of prominent and
respected leaders from the minerals industry who represent the very
best of Canadian mining and its accomplishments.
Mr. Hunter and Mr. Dickinson co-founded HDI more than 25 years ago,
forming an entrepreneurial business that has led to the development of
one of the most successful teams in Canadian mining history. Today, HDI
is a diversified, global mining group that has advanced mineral
projects in Canada and around the world. The HDI track record of
success includes 19 public and private companies, and dozens of mineral
properties on six continents. Notable projects within the HDI fold
include Mount Milligan, Kemess and Prosperity in BC, Pebble in Alaska
and Xietongmen in China.
Both Mr. Hunter and Mr. Dickinson have been recognized by industry and
business for their exceptional contributions to the Canadian and
international minerals industry. Awards received include the
Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada's Developer of the
Year (1990), Mining Association of BC's Mining Industry Person of the
Year (2000), Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year® (2004) and
PDAC's Thayer Lindsley International Discovery (2007).
From 1985 to 1990, HDI founded three companies - North American Metals,
Continental Gold and El Condor Resources - with projects that would go
on to become major hard rock mines. These include Golden Bear (operated
1989-2001), Kemess (operated 2000-2011) and Mount Milligan
(construction commenced in 2010).
Current companies associated with HDI include Amarc Resources, Curis
Resources, Heatherdale Resources, Northcliff Resources, Northern
Dynasty Minerals, Quartz Mountain Resources, Rathdowney Resources and
Companies that achieved mineral exploration and development success with
HDI - including Great Basin Gold, Detour Gold, Rockwell Diamonds and
Anooraq Resources - are now independently managed. Other successful HDI
associated companies were Farallon Mining Ltd. which was acquired by
Nyrstar NV in January 2011 in an all cash transaction valued at C$409
million and Continental Minerals Corporation, which was acquired by the
Jinchuan Mining Group in April 2011 in a transaction valued at C$432
Currently, HDI and associated companies are active around the globe with
projects and operations in five countries on three continents and a
cumulative market capitalization of more than $2.1 billion.
As Bob Dickinson recounted upon receiving the award, "Bob and I did have
many successes together. But how did the Bob and Bob show, as George
Cross called us - how did we morph over time to the success that is now
Hunter Dickinson Inc.? A team of 130 people, committed to the discovery
and development of mines - with the creation of companies that
currently employ over 7000 people at sites around the globe.
"I think where we excelled was the ability to attract and fully embrace
skilled and creative partners and people to the team," said Mr.
Dickinson. "The partners that joined us had the same passion for
success, but each brought a different skill. Skills that gelled
together into the miracle which is HDI."
About Hunter Dickinson Inc.
Hunter Dickinson Inc. (HDI) is a diversified, global mining group with
more than 25 years of mineral development success. From its head office
in Vancouver, Canada, HDI applies its unique strengths and capabilities
to acquire, develop, operate and monetize mineral properties that
provide consistently superior returns to shareholders.
SOURCE Hunter Dickinson Services Inc.
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