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Richard Garnett

Attended Hymers College:

1945 - 1954

What makes this nominee inspiring?

During his 55-year career as a mining engineer and geologist, Richard was instrumental in the discovery and expansion of several deposits, including Voisey’s Bay, Donlin Creek and the Geevor tin mine in Cornwall.

Richard became recognised as a world expert on the exploration and exploitation of marine placer deposits after working on them in Alaska, Malaysia and Namibia. Richard fully embraced his chosen career and was enormously successful and well respected by his colleagues in the mining industry. His core values of integrity, fairness, dedication and pure hard work were manifest wherever he was employed.

As a result of ill health Richard retired in 2016 but not before he had played a major role in bringing into production South America’s first successful hard rock diamond mine in Brazil. Richard passed away in January 2019 in Oakville, Ontario.

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