The 2004 Daniel C. Jackling Award
Awarded To: Charles E. Fipke
“For his efforts and significant contribution in exploration, discovery and development of diamond resources in Northern Canada; and for his lecture, ‘Factors that have helped in the Exploration for Diamond Bearing Kimberlites’.”
Charles Fipke graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1970 with a B.S. (honors) in geology. His career includes positions with Kennecott Copper, New Guinea; Johannesburg Consolidated Investments, South Africa; Cominco, Brazil; Dia Met Minerals, Canada; Goldtex Resources, Canada and Canadian Mountain Minerals. He was named Prospector of the Year in 1993 by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada and was chosen Mining Man of the Year, 1992, by the Northern Miner Magazine. He also received an honorary doctorate from Okanagan University College.
Fipke is currently chair and exploration director of Cantex, an exploration company in Kelowna BC Canada and owner and president of C.F. Minerals, a research laboratory. Cantex uses the proprietary mineral prospecting techniques and resources of C.F. Minerals. As a result of these exploration techniques, Cantex holds gold- and base-metals properties in Yemen, diamond properties in Greenland, lead-zinc-silver properties in southeastern British Columbia and gold properties in Nevada.
The Daniel C. Jackling Award, established in 1953, and funded by AIME, is presented for significant contributions to technical progress in mining, geology, and geophysics.