The National Mining Hall of Fame
The National Mining Hall of Fame is a memorial for
men and women who achieved lasting greatness in the mining
and natural resource environment.
Inductees are selected from the full list of candidates
by the Board of Governors, consisting of outstanding
leaders in the industry, and are then inducted at the annual
banquet. Their engraved photographs and biographies are placed
in the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum.
Usually a candidate must be deceased for at least five years
and have made significant contributions to the American mining
scene. Consideration is given to prospectors, miners, mining
leaders, engineers, teachers, financiers, inventors, journalists,
rascals, geologists and others.
The Board of Governors may elect up to three living
candidates annually providing they are retired and have no
day-to-day responsibilities with their previous employer.
Nominations should include a biographical sketch of approximately
600 words, a photograph or a high-quality photocopy suitable
for reproduction and any supporting documentation. A nominee
not selected for induction in any given year is automatically
carried over to the following year.