Nine of Canada's leading gold mining companies have collectively donated six gold bars weighing a total of 2,400 troy ounces to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation (PMCF) in Toronto.
The unique gift, valued at $3.28 million, was presented on behalf of the Canadian gold mining industry by Goldcorp chairman Ian Telfer, who is undergoing treatment for throat cancer at The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.
Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd., Barrick Gold Corporation, Goldcorp Inc., IAMGOLD, Kinross Gold Corporation, New Gold Inc., Primero Mining Corp., Silver Wheaton Corp. and Yamana Gold Inc. all contributed to the gift.
"I've benefited personally from the extraordinary work being done by The Princess Margaret," said Telfer. "The Canadian gold mining industry is the world leader, and we are proud to support one of the world leaders in cancer research and care.”