The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame 2015 dinner will be held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto on January 15, 2015. Tickets are now sold out.
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 160 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.
Mervyn Arthur Upham
The list of mines in which Mervyn Arthur Upham played a significant role developing is considerable - 22 in Canada alone, several more internationally. A few projects stand out for their ground-breaking nature: the first uranium mine at Elliot Lake, Ont.; the first mine to extract Saskatchewan's long-known potash deposits; the first major gold mine in Nevada's Carlin area; and the Granduc mine in British Columbia where a 11.6-mile tunnel was driven to reach the deposit, the longest single-heading tunnel in the world at the time.... Read the full bio
The Hall of Fame at the Canadian Museum of Nature
The newest residence of the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame opened in November 2012, at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa. Funded by Barrick Gold, and opened as part of Phase Two of the Vale Earth Gallery, the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame exhibit features an interactive kiosk with the Hall’s inductees – the people who make mining happen. Read More.
Annual CMHF Induction Dinner
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Toronto, ON Read more