THE 2019 RECIPIENT JULIA LANE RISING STAR AWARD IS…
Danielle Mountjoy is a geologist and currently an associate analyst at Sun Valley Gold LLC with 9 years of experience in the mining industry. She has 6 years of broad geological experience from exploration to mine geology across a diversity of commodities (gold, copper, base metals) in Australia, Chile, BC and the Yukon. As a member of the research team at Sun Valley, she identifies investment opportunities for the fund.
Danielle spends her time giving back to the community by serving on the AME Roundup Conference Organizing Committee and as a mentor for AME’s Mentorship Program.
She recently began volunteering for Threads of Life, a charity dedicated to supporting families affected by workplace tragedies. She also serves as co-chair of the organization’s Vancouver Steps for Life awareness walk, which takes place in May 2020.
About the Award
In honour of Julia’s memory and recognition of her impact on the industry, Women in Mining BC has created the Julia Lane Rising Star Award. Julia Lane died in a plane crash during the summer of 2019 while working at an exploration camp. Julia is remembered as an inspirational individual who left behind a legacy for all to follow. She was passionate about her job and had an infectious enthusiasm that allowed her to connect and share her enthusiasm with everyone she met including co-workers, community members, visitors to site, and the general public. She was an avid volunteer in the industry and a mentor to many aspiring geologists.