19, 20 & 21 February 2019
Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle
With commodity prices heating up and resources companies representing some of the most attractive growth opportunities in the market, the RIU Explorers Conference has released one of its strongest ever lists of nominees for the annual Craig Oliver Award.
The RIU Explorers Conference, to be held on 19, 20 & 21 February 2019 at the Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle, Western Australia, is one of Australia’s premiere forums for the junior mining and exploration sector with the flagship Craig Oliver Award recognising the industry’s best all-round achiever throughout the year.
This 2019 Craig Oliver Award candidates are:
- Bellevue Gold (ASX:BGL) – (formerly Draig Resources) a West Australian gold exploration company, developing the historic Bellevue Gold Mine
- Breaker Resources (ASX: BRB) – A Perth-based gold explorer focused on discovering and developing large new gold deposits in Western Australia’s Eastern Goldfields region.
- DGR Global (ASX:DGR) – A multi commodity investor which created, seeded and floated SolGold, Armour Energy, IronRidge Resources, Dark Horse Resources, and Aus Tin Mining
- MOD Resources (ASX/LSE: MOD) – An Australian copper exploration and development company about to complete a Feasibility Study for its 60Mt T3 Project in Botswana
- Western Areas (ASX:WSA) – A leading nickel producer with two of the highest grade underground nickel mines in the world, Flying Fox and Spotted Quoll
The Craig Oliver Award winner will be announced at 9.15am, Wednesday 20th February at the conference.
We have an outstanding list of contenders for the 2019 Craig Oliver award, which is a fantastic showcase for the junior resources industry,” RIU Explorers Conference Managing Director, Stewart McDonald, said.
“Right across the sector we are seeing positive signs and these five companies have proved their worth as excellent performers across a handful of diverse categories, such as exploration prowess, share market activity and corporate social responsibility leadership.
“The winner will be chosen by a five-person committee and I know that the judges are set for difficult deliberations to choose an outright winner,” Mr McDonald said.
About the Craig Oliver Award
The award – now in its ninth year – is in memory of Craig Oliver who passed away when the Sundance Resources plane he was on tragically crashed in the Congo with the loss of all people on board.
Mr Oliver made a lasting contribution to Australia’s mining sector over the course of his 20-year career.
About the 2019 RIU Explorers Conference
The RIU Explorers Conference is one of the largest junior exploration events in Australia – featuring presentations from more than 70 resource companies exploring and/or mining for commodities ranging from precious metals (gold and silver), base metals (copper, nickel and zinc) through to battery metals (cobalt and lithium).
Along with the presentations, over 80 exploration and mining companies, government bodies and mining services companies are featured in the RIU Explorers Conference exhibition area.