The Canadian Diamond Drilling Association would like to formally recognize one of this year’s Lifetime Member Recipients, Mike Sweeny. Mike Sweeny is being honoured for his significant contribution to the advancement of the association’s goals, through both his active participation as a CDDA Member and his longstanding position on the Board of Directors.
Originally from Burlington Ontario, Mike completed his BSc in Geology at McMaster University and his MSc at Western on PGE Mineralization of the Roby Zone, Lac des Iles Complex. Following the completion of his Masters, Falconbridge hired Mike in 1989 with the Sudbury Exploration Team.
Mike is currently a Senior Geologist with Glencore. Mike discovered the Onaping Depth and Fraser Morgan Deposits in Sudbury. Mike was responsible for drill programs with up to 10 drills on the surface and underground drilling to depths of up to 2700 m.
Mike is currently based in Sudbury with the Exploration Team of Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations: A Glencore Company. Mike will be retiring from his position in September.