The AME Special Tribute will be presented from time to time to a deserving individual or group who is engaged in any phase of mineral exploration or mining in BC, and who is nominated by an AME member or a member of an associated exploration and/or mining association.

2020 Recipient: Andy Randell

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Andy Randell is the recipient of the AME 2020 Special Tribute Award for service to the British Columbia minerals industry. Andy is a founder of the non-profit society, Below BC, which provides public outreach and educational opportunities. He is a dedicated mentor of earth science students, and in 2019 created the Virtual Mineral Museum which is now used by many post-secondary institutions.

Past Recipients

  • ‘Lyn Anglin
  • Michael Beley
  • Peter Bradshaw
  • Michael Burke
  • Dick Campbell
  • Nick Carter
  • Bob Cathro
  • Jeff Franzen
  • Gabrielse Hu
  • Ian Graham
  • Lew Green
  • Val Greenwood
  • Greater Vancouver Mining Women’s Association (GVMWA)
  • Dr. Norman Keevil
  • David Lefebure
  • El Longeran
  • Terry Macauley
  • John MacDonald
  • Jack McClintock
  • Harlan Meade
  • Jan Muller
  • Doug Oldenburg
  • Jack Patterson
  • Bill Plumb
  • John Reesor
  • Jim Roddick
  • Don Rotherham
  • Alastair Sinclair
  • Jack Souther
  • Colin Spence
  • John Thompson
  • Ian Thomson
  • Howard Tipper
  • Dick Tosdal
  • John Wheeler
  • Geoff Whiton
  • Late Julia Lane
  • Highway 37 Electrification Coalition