One of the co-discoverers of one of the province’s largest mineral deposits has passed away.
Prospector Albert Chislett passed away last night following a lengthy illness. He was 69.
In 1993 Chislett, along with partner Chris Verbiski, discovered what is now the Voisey’s Bay nickel desposit while working for Diamonds Fields Resources Limited.
The pair had a mining royalty company known as Archaen Resources Limited, which they sold in 2005.
Chislett was born and raised in Islington, Trinity Bay, but in recent years resided in CBS. His family says prospecting was his life-long passion.
He will be resting at Caul’s Funeral Home starting tomorrow and will be laid to rest in Heart’s Delight-Islington.