The high standard of living enjoyed by Canadians today stems in large part from the development of rich natural resources - agriculture, forest and minerals. Canada has been blessed with an abundance of natural resources, and also has been very fortunate to have people with the ability to convert these resources from potential assets into useful products at a price others are willing to pay.
The conversion of potential to actual wealth does not come easily, but is based on hard work, determination, skill, and some luck.
The story of mining in Canada can be told in part by describing some of the accomplishments of leaders in the industry. The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame recognizes the accomplishments of over 140 people, but it must be emphasized that hundreds of thousands of people have contributed to the success of today’s mining industry.
For the convenience of those who want to learn more about Canada’s mining industry, we have included a page called The Canadian Mining Industry, and additionally there are links to other mining-related web sites on the Members and Associates page.
William S. Row
The Kerr Addison mine near Virginiatown, Ontario ranks among the top gold mines in Canada, producing at its peak more than half a million ounces of gold every year. No one deserves more credit for turning the mine into the enormously successful venture it became than William S. Row. He joined Kerr as manager of the new mine in 1937 when it was a small, 500-ton-per-day producer. He was to guide it to its half-million-ounce status in the space of a decade. This was, as a Noranda executive noted during a ceremony marking the pouring of Kerr's 10 millionth ounce in 1982, "Bill's creation." At the time, the Kerr mine stood among only a handful of North American mines ever to achieve that production record.... Read the full bio
Canadian Mining Hall of Fame Traveling Exhibit
The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame can also now make available a new traveling exhibit to entertain and educate your visitors about the mining industry in Canada and its luminaries. Featuring text in English and French, the exhibit is designed for easy installation in venues of all types. Read More.
Annual CMHF Induction Dinner
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Toronto, ON Read more