Celebrating individuals who make Canada’s mining industry a global leader.
The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame recognizes outstanding achievement in the mining industry, celebrates individual leadership and aims to inspire future generations in mining.


Slide KATE CARMACK (1857-1920) The discovery of placer gold in the Klondike set off one of the world’s greatest gold rushes and forever changed the history of Yukon and Canada. Play Video

Slide JAMES M. FRANKLIN James Franklin is a distinguished geoscientist who helped build and advance the knowledge base of Canada’s minerals industry. Play Video

Slide JAMES W. GILL James Gill secured a place in mining history through the exceptional success and staying power of Aur Resources. Play Video

Slide PETER RISBY The life story and career accomplishments of Peter (“Pete”) Risby are truly extraordinary in Canadian mining history. He was a tenacious entrepreneur of Black and German descent who overcame adversity to become a successful prospector and miner in Northern Canada. Play Video

Slide BRIAN K. G. MEIKLE (1932-2016) The greatest discoveries are transformative, and Brian Meikle is one of only a few modern-era geologists who achieved this pinnacle of success. Play Video

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We are deeply saddened to share the news that CMHF Member Norman R. Paterson has passed away at the age of 96. Pate… https://t.co/Rzwu2pwJ8c
02 January 2023
The career accomplishments of Douglas Silver also reflect the mutual benefits of wealth-generating opportunities ac… https://t.co/G0zEhbb0WX
21 November 2022
Few modern-era geologists have experienced a more productive quest for mineral wealth than Alex Davidson. From 1993… https://t.co/4x53npXsNo
17 November 2022
RT @YamanaGoldInc: Congratulations to Yamana’s Company Director Alexander Davidson, who has been inducted into the @CdnMHF Canadian Mining…
15 November 2022
As a non-miner in the #mining world, Jim Cooney championed his strongly held convictions of sustainable development… https://t.co/dD8qh1u6ru
15 November 2022
RT @the_PDAC: Congratulations to the 2023 Canadian Mining Hall of Fame Inductees! Learn more about these deserving new members and their co…
09 November 2022
Janice Zinck, CMHF Chair and Executive Director, Geoscience and Mines, Department of Natural Resources and Renewab… https://t.co/AXpFMO0XOP
08 November 2022
RT @theminingstory: Congratulations are in order to the extremely impressive 2023 @CdnMHF Inductees! Learn more about their many significan…
08 November 2022
The CMHF will welcome these three new members at the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame Annual Gala Dinner & Induction Ce… https://t.co/Pvf0UHiufj
08 November 2022
We are VERY proud to announce the 2023 CMHF Inductees: Jim Cooney, Alexander John Davidson and Douglas Balfour Silv… https://t.co/uUOKvMi4l2
08 November 2022