April 24, 2017: The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum (NMHFM) today announced the 2017 National Mining Hall of Fame inductees. This year’s inductees, selected by the National Mining Hall of Fame’s Board of Governors are Dr. Thomas V. Falkie, Leonard Harris, Dr. Vincent E. McKelvey, and Gordon R. Parker. These gentlemen will join 236 other mining industry luminaries when formally inducted into the National Mining Hall of Fame on Sept. 23, 2017.
This year's inductees represent exploration and extraction of new frontiers, environmental stewardship, leadership in formulating U.S. mineral policy, education, and research and development, including the use of computers in planning, designing, and managing mineral industry operations. The contributions by Falkie, Harris, McKelvey, & Parker have undoubtedly had a significant and lasting impact on the mineral and mining industry; these individuals were selected for being visionary leaders, innovators, authors, pioneers in corporate social responsibility, and long-standing advocates for the U.S. mining industry.
Additionally, The National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum is pleased to announce the Boy Scouts of America have been selected as the 2017 Prazen Living Legend of Mining Award winner. Visit https://www.mininghalloffame.org/page/boy-scouts-merit-award to learn more about the program that merited their selection.
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