Arizona Minerals, Inc., has been awarded the 2018 Thayer Lindsley Award for discovering
the Taylor zinc-lead-silver deposit at the Hermosa Project in Santa Cruz County, Arizona.
This prestigious award recognizes an individual or team for a significant mineral discovery, globally. Arizona Mining’s Chief Operating Officer Don Taylor and his team received the award during the annual Prospectors and Developers Convention on March 6, 2018.
“We are extremely proud to receive this distinguished award, which recognizes both the world-class nature of this great deposit and also Don’s top-notch skills as a geologist,” said Jim Gowans, President and CEO.
When Don Taylor joined Arizona Mining in 2010, the company’s focus was to move the Central Deposit, within the Hermosa Project, into development.
While working on that project, he became intrigued by signs of another deposit within the Hermosa Project, and began testing for mineralization. Taylor compiled data for the area and completed an airborne survey in 2011.
After developing a new geological model, Taylor launched a deeper drilling campaign, and in 2014 discovered the deposit that now bears his name, in recognition of his achievement. The Taylor sulfide project is currently in the feasibility stage, with first production expected in 2020.
“Under Don’s guidance, the Taylor deposit has expanded rapidly over the past three years to become the world’s best zinc project. But this is only the beginning,” said Richard Warke, Executive Chairman. “We are excited by the potential of the Hermosa project and believe it will yield more discoveries in the future.”