AME Murray Pezim Award

For Perseverance & Success in Financing Mineral Exploration

Awarded to those who have made a significant contribution to advancing the financing of a mineral exploration or development project.

The Award is open to individuals engaged in the financing of any phase of mineral exploration and development, nominated by an AME member or a member of an associated exploration and/or mining association.

When being considered for the AME Murray Pezim Award, nominees will be assessed on:

  • Their significant contribution to the mineral exploration and mining community as individual(s) engaged in the financing.
  • The impact of these contributions on the mineral exploration and development industry.
  • Alignment with AME’s Purpose, Mission, Guiding Principles and Core Values

2023 AME Award nominations now closed.


2022 Recipient: John Robins

John Robins is recognized as the 2022 AME Murray Pezim Award recipient for his significant contribution to advancing the financing of numerous mineral exploration and development projects, generating over $500 million in direct and indirect mineral expenditures throughout Canada, Latin America and Australia and over $1 billion in merger and acquisition activity.

Past Recipients

  • David Harquail
  • Richard Barclay
  • Mike Beley
  • John Brock
  • Peter Brown
  • Channing Buckland
  • David Elliott
  • Cal Everett
  • Ned Goodman
  • Lukas H. Lundin
  • Bob Hunter
  • Clive Johnson
  • Adolf H. Lundin
  • John McCluskey
  • Ronald Netolitzky
  • Mark O’Dea
  • Murray Pezim
  • Robert A. Quartermain
  • Rick Rule
  • Terry Salman
  • Eric Sprott
  • Ian Telfer
  • John Tognetti
  • Steve Todoruk