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.
John Williams “Jack” McBean
A rare combination of geologist and entrepreneur, Jack McBean turned small, struggling companies into winners. He contributed to the success of the Upper Canada, Upper Beaver and Macassa/Tegren gold mines in Ontario's Kirkland Lake region. He initiated exploration projects in the Arctic, which culminated in the discovery of the rich zinc-lead deposit that became the Polaris mine, the most northerly base-metal mine in the world. He turned Heath and Sherwood Drilling into a progressive company and was one of the founders of the vast Panarctic Oils organization.... Read the full bio
The Mining Hall of Fame at the ROM
The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame Gallery at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto opened in December 2008. Located amidst Earth's Treasures in the Teck Suite of Galleries, it showcases the biographies and personal stories of Hall of Fame inductees through a fully bilingual interactive video wall that also explains how mining touches every part of our lives. Read More.
Annual CMHF Induction Dinner
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Constitution Hall, North Building
Metro Toronto Convention Centre Toronto, ON Read more