David Collins always said the truth will be told.  We are here this afternoon to witness that the truth is being told and that truth is that David Collins was one of the two co-discoverers of the Flin Flon ore body.  We can’t re-write the history of a hundred years, but we can at least acknowledge in this small way that we believe David Collins showed Tom Creighton the Flin Flon ore body.

This discovery led to the development of one of the greatest mines in the history of Canada.  At today’s prices it produced approximately $14 billion worth of metal.  And of equal importance it gave thousands of people a wonderful community in which to live.

For the first time the family of Namikus Chikanis can feel their ancestor has received the unqualified recognition he deserves.

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