Awards & Scholarships

Alexander J. Davidson

Alexander J. Davidson (SME)

AIME Charles F. Rand Memorial Gold Medal* in 2019

In recognition of his key role in numerous acquisitions and discoveries and his leadership in developing Barrick’s unparalleled exploration program, which have resulted in remarkable achievements that distinguish his career and legacy at Barrick.

Alexander Davidson was Barrick Gold Corporation’s Executive Vice President, Exploration and Corporate Development with responsibility for all of Barrick’s international exploration programs and corporate development activities. Mr. Davidson joined Barrick in 1993 and expanded Barrick’s very limited mine exploration programs to fully integrated exploration teams in North America and then in Latin America, Africa and Australasia. Mr. Davidson was instrumental in the acquisition of Lac Minerals, Sutton Resources, Arequipa Resources, Pangea Goldfields, Homestake Mining and Placer Dome Inc. Mr. Davidson has over 40 years of experience in designing, building, implementing and managing gold and base metal teams and exploration and acquisition programs throughout the world. In April 2005, Mr. Davidson was presented the A.O. Dufresne Award by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum to recognize exceptional achievement and distinguished contributions to mining exploration in Canada. In 2003, Mr. Davidson was named the Prospector of the Year by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada in recognition for his team's discovery of the Lagunas Norte Project in the Alto Chicama District, Peru.