The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame (CMHF) has issued its yearly call for nominations that will lead to the induction of a new group of individuals in January 2016. Click here for a link to the nomination guidelines and downloadable nomination form. The 2016 dinner will be held on Thursday, January 14th at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto.
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.
Chester F. Millar
Chester F. Millar launched an illustrious career in the mining industry in the mid-1960s by discovering a copper-gold deposit that became the highly successful Afton mine near Kamloops, British Columbia. He founded Afton Mines Ltd. intending to develop his discovery, but the company was ultimately acquired on the open market by Teck Corporation (now Teck Cominco), which operated the open-pit mine from 1987 until its closure in 1997.... Read the full bio
The Hall of Fame in Elliot Lake
The Hall forms part of the Mining Museum in the Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre on Highway 108 in Elliot Lake, about 25 km north of Highway 17, halfway between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie. Read More.
Annual CMHF Induction Dinner
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Toronto, ON Read more