What's the Latest News?

Here you can find the latest news for what happening at our museum and our involvement in the mining industry.

2022 National Mining Hall of Fame Induction Banquet

1st Quarter High Grade

NMHFM Names New Executive Director

Elizabeth Dinschel has been chosen as the new Executive Director of the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum.

Spirits in the Shaft 2023

Season's Greetings & Museum News!

The end of another year is right around the corner. See what is happening at the NMHFM!

34th Annual National Mining Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Video

Dr. Richard L. Bullock, Gary J. Goldberg, Harry M. Parker, and Raja V. Ramani were inducted into the National Mining Hall of Fame on October 23, 2021. Elizabeth J.B. Arnold (Liz) was also awarded the Prazen Living Legend of Mining Award.

3rd Quarter 2021 The High Grade Newsletter

We are on the final approach to our 2021 National Mining Hall of Fame Banquet!

NEW Another Trip Advisor Award!

The High Grade Newsletter Third Quarter 2021

Check out what's happening this summer in Leadville at the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum!

NMHFM introduces new audio tour

Audio tour now available for use on your smart phone.

Western Authors Chris Enss, Phil Mills, Jr. & Bill Markleyto Visit in June!

Private Collection Art Show Catalog

Our private collection art sale will continue into May. Interested parties may bid on any of the pieces in the catalog by sending an email to Please include the Item #, a short description and your bid amount, along with contact information so that we may respond. Suggested prices are listed for each item. The proceeds of this sale will be split equally between the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, and a Colorado School of Mines scholarship fund.

2021 National Hall of Fame Inductees Named

The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum is pleased to announce the class of 2021National Mining Hall of Fame inductees. This year’s inductees, selected by the National Mining Hall of Fame’s Board of Governors, are being honored for setting new and uniform standards and improving existing processes for feasibility studies and resource/reserve estimation, executive contributions and proactive leadership in safety and diversity, innovative practical application of geostatistics, and lifetime contributions to the education of many of the world’s leading mining industry professionals.

NMHFM Reaches $1 Million Endowment Goal

The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum has reached its first fundraising goal and now has an endowment that totals more than $1 million to support operations. This preliminary goal is part of an ambitious campaign to raise $6 million to ensure the organization’s sustainability. The NMHFM has partnered with the Avenir Foundation and the Denver Foundation to assure the success of the campaign and to guarantee prudent stewardship and careful oversight of the endowment.

Gift Shop Logo Contest Announced

Win a specially selected prize from our gift shop inventory by submitting a logo design for The Miner's Pick! Our friends and supporters helped us come up with a great new name, and now we are looking for an artistic interpretation to help us develop a personality for our shop. We have lots of great plans for future merchandise options and events, so send us your ideas for a great new logo!

The High Grade | Hasta La Vista 2020

Read the December 2020 issue of our newsletter here!

National Mining Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2020

National Mining Hall of Fame's Induction Ceremony was broadcast in 2020, as COVID-19 forced organizations worldwide to find a new way of presenting what were traditionally in-person events.