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The 2004 M&E Distinguished Service Award  

Awarded To: Ronald L. Parratt

"In recognition for outstanding contributions to the M&E Division"
Ronald L. Parratt is currently President & CEO of AuEx Ventures, Inc. a Nevada focused precious metals exploration company headquartered in Reno, Nevada. Mr. Parratt has over 30 years of exploration experience including 19 years with Santa Fe Pacific Gold Corp. where he managed exploration and was directly involved in the discovery of the Rabbit Creek, Lone Tree and Trenton Canyon gold deposits. Mr. Parratt also served 5 years with Homestake Mining Company as exploration manger and was involved in the re-discovery of the Gold Hill deposit in late stage evaluation by Round Mountain Gold Company.

Mr. Parratt is the Vice Chairman of the Nevada Commission on Mineral Resources, a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board for the Mackay School of Earth Sciences & Engineering, a Director of Golden Phoenix Minerals, Inc and a member of several professional societies. He is a registered Professional Geologist in California and Wyoming and a Certified Professional Geologist of the American Institute of Professional Geologists.

About The M&E Distinguished Service Award:

The Mining & Exploration Division Service Award, established in 1985, honors members of SME (with the exception of all M&E Division Officers at the time they hold office) who have made outstanding contributions to the M&E Division in its programs or other activities.


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