Solaris Resources Inc. announced that J. David Lowell, a consultant and strategic partner of the company, passed away at his home in Tucson, Arizona, at the age of 92. Innovation and ingenuity were constants throughout his legendary career, which began with first defining the porphyry copper model with John Guilbert. The direct application of this model in the field led to his discoveries at Kalamazoo and Vekol Hills in Arizona, and the discovery of Bajo Alumbrera, Argentina’s greatest copper deposit, in the mid to late 1960s. He went on to discover the world’s largest copper deposit, La Escondida, in Chile in 1981. Likewise, in Peru, he identified the Northern Peru Gold Belt after library study, regional mapping, reconnaissance and sampling in a region that was not thought to be prospective. This work allowed him to narrow his focus and make the Pierina gold discovery in 1996, which was acquired by Barrick Gold for more than C$1 billion later that year. With Peru Copper, he took what was a known but underappreciated deposit in Toromocho, re-logged the existing drill core and completely reinterpreted the geology to lay the foundation for an exploration program that would increase its size by more than an order of magnitude. Finally, in Solaris, he had a vehicle to bring his Warintza discovery to full fruition and his other discovery, Mirador, was made in an unrelated company and the deposit has since been developed into Ecuador’s largest mine.