Become a Resource

Would you like to be a referral source for researchers and others interested in mining? Do you offer appraisals or advice? Please contact us to be added to the museum’s resource list.

Nominate to Hall of Fame

The National Mining Hall of Fame honors men and women who have made substantial contributions to mining and natural resources. New members are inducted each fall. Nominate an inductee.


A candidate must have had a personal impact upon the mining industry for 30 years or be at least 55 years old or deceased. Prospectors, miners, mining leaders, engineers, teachers, financiers, inventors, journalists, rascals, geologists, and others will be considered. Candidates do not need to be U.S. citizens.

Candidates must have demonstrated outstanding lifetime achievements to benefit the American and/or world mineral industry, with a flow-back of significant benefit to the USA, in one or more of these categories:

  • Exploration, Operations, and Processing
  • Building the Corporation
  • Technical Contribution
  • Supporting Contribution
  • Mining in Society


The Board of Governors, which consists of outstanding leaders in the industry, selects inductees from the candidate list.

The chosen candidates are inducted at the annual banquet. Their engraved photographs and biographies are placed in the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum.

Nominate an inductee.