Lakehead Grad Receives Hugo Dummett Award for Diamond Exploration

Robert Lucas (B.Sc. Geology 1979) and colleagues, Brooke Clements and Pierre Bertrand, have been awarded the Hugo Dummett Diamond Award by the Association for Mineral Exploration, British Columbia, for their excellent work in diamond discoveries in Quebec. The award was created to honour those who have made a significant contribution to diamond exploration, diamond technology, the diamond discovery process, or diamond mine development. Lucas, Clements, and Bertrand were leaders of the exploration team that discovered the diamondiferous Renard kimberlite cluster in Quebec in 2001.

The Renard project has recently demonstrated the potential to produce approximately 30 million carats of diamonds over a 25‐year mine life and is poised to become Quebec's first diamond mine.

To learn more, read AME BC Announces 2010 Award Winners: Industry Leaders to be Recognized at Mineral Exploration Roundup Awards Dinner.