The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame has issued its annual Call for Nominations for the 2014 Induction Ceremony, to be held on January 16, 2014 at the Fairmont Royal York. Find the details here!
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 Sponsors and Associates page.
John T. Williamson
Canada’s recent emergence as a centre of excellence for diamond exploration and production owes much to the pioneering efforts of John Williamson, a brilliant geologist from McGill University who discovered, built and operated the highly successful Williamson diamond mine - also known as Mwadui - in Tanganyika (now Tanzania). His efforts to build and operate a diamond mine in remote East Africa, where he spent much of his life from the mid-1930s until his death, are legendary. The mine's total production from 1941-2008 has been estimated at 20 million carats, with a current value estimated at $3 billion.... 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 16, 2014
Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Toronto, ON Read more