The award, now in its ninth year, recognises the ASX resources sector's best all-round achiever of the previous 12 months.
It is named after the late Craig Oliver, who died when the Sundance Resources plane he was on tragically crashed in the Congo with no survivors in 2009.
MOD managing director Julian Hanna, who used to work with Oliver at Western Areas, accepted the award from his wife Shanelle.
"I'm absolutely blown over," Hanna said.
"I'm very moved by this."
He praised his team in Botswana for their efforts.
The company is developing the T3 copper project in the Kalahari copper belt. A feasibility study into a 3 million tonne per annum mine is due this quarter.
The other nominees for the award were Bellevue Gold, Breaker Resources, DGR Global and Western Areas.