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MEI Online: People News: North America: March 7th 2007


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:: CMP Mineral Processor of the Year Award to Ron Colquhoun

The prestigious CMP Mineral Processor of the Year Award is presented annually to recognize meritorious service or an outstanding contribution to CMP or industry. This year's recipient of the award was Ron Colquhoun, VP Technical Services, Centerra Gold Inc.

Ron is responsible for the evaluation, engineering, construction and commissioning of new and expansion projects. He has more than 25 years of international experience in mine operations, project development, design and construction in the mineral resource industry. Most recently, he was Vice President of Technical Services with Crystallex International with primary responsibility for project permitting, design and construction of the Las Cristinas Project in Venezuela. Prior to that Ron was with Barrick Gold where he participated in the development and enhancement of the Balyanhulu and Tulawaka projects in Tanzania, participated in the development of the Holt-McDermott Mine in Ontario, the Goldstrike Mine in Nevada and managed the Barrick El Indio Tambo projects in Chile. Prior to that Ron was with Dome Mine, where he was the youngest ever mill superintendent and oversaw the milling operations and participated in the modernization of the mine.

Past Chair John Starkey and Colin Hardie, CMP Chair presenting Ron Colquhoun with the Mineral Processor of the Year Award. Ron is accompanied by Ken Thomas principal nominator.

Ron is a graduate of the Haileybury School of Mines and was the recipient of the Special Achievement Award (currently know as the Bill Moore Award), a national award presented by the CMP Division of the Canadian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy.




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