Hall of Fame

The National Mining Hall of Fame is chartered by Congress.  Its purpose is best expressed by R. A. "Red" Fenwick, a Denver newspaperman who was an early supporter of establishing the Hall of Fame. The following dedication by Fenwick is found at the entrance to the Hall of Fame:



"To ignite a torch from the blazing chapters of mining and prospecting history, with which to illuminate the lives and heroic deeds of men and women who pioneered the development of this vastly rich empire, and thus to encourage and inspire future generations of young Americans.  It is to the proper honor and perpetuation of the memories of these pioneers of mining industry today, that the national Mining Hall of Fame and Museum is dedicated." 







Tour the museum and learn about our entertaining and informative exhibits.

Museum Floorplan 


Hall of Fame



Learn about the National Mining Hall of Fame and meet its many illustrious inductees.

Browse Inductee Database 

2015 Induction Banquet