National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum - Leadville, Colorado, minerals, gems, history

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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.

Virtual Museum
Virtual Museum
Take a quick online virtual tour of the museum and see samples of some of our entertaining and informative exhibits.
Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame
Browse this section to learn about the National Mining Hall of Fame and meet it's many illustrious inductees.
Wall of Honors
Wall of Honors
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The National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, 120 W. 9th, P.O. Box 981; Leadville, CO 80461
Phone: 719-486-1229, Fax: 719-486-3927, Send Us An Email