Edward Thompson, PDAC Awards Committee Chair; Robert Quartermain, President & CEO, Pretivm Resources Inc., Bill Dennis Award Recipient (Image: Republic of Mining)

Edward Thompson, PDAC Awards Committee Chair; Robert Quartermain, President & CEO, Pretivm Resources Inc., Bill Dennis Award Recipient (Image: Republic of Mining)

Fission’s President, COO and Chief Geologist, Ross McElroy, has won the highest accolade for Canadian exploration success this year handed out by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC).  The award known as the Bill Dennis Award traces its roots back to 1977 and is handed out to a person(s) who either make an important mineral discovery or contribute significantly to the prospecting and exploration industry.  Former winners include Charles Fipke and Walter N. Baker (the “godfather” of the Hemlo mining camp).

Mr. McElroy was given the award as a result of his leading the team that discovered the Patterson Lake South uranium deposit which is one of the most significant uranium discoveries made in recent memory.

McElroy commented: “It takes a team to make a discovery and I’m delighted to have won this award on behalf of Fission. 2013 was an incredible year for us and I’m thrilled that the industry has taken note of our accomplishments and chosen to single us out for the success at Patterson Lake South. I would like to thank my technical team for all their hard work and dedication and to thank PDAC for recognizing our efforts and success.”

Congratulations to Mr. McElroy and his team.

Read: Fission’s Ross McElroy, Wins PDAC Award for Canadian Discovery and Prospecting Success