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 (Jack) Wilson : Timmins Mine Finders / Builders
The Porcupine Gold Rush of 1909 was a transformative event in Canadian history, with three gold mines discovered by separate prospecting parties a few miles from each other. The rich discoveries made by Benny Hollinger (1885-1919), Sandy McIntyre (1869-1943) and John (Jack) Wilson (1872-1948) in northern Ontario wilderness led to the development of one of Canada's premier mining camps and the founding of Timmins, the City with a Heart of Gold.... Read the full bio
The Original Hall of Fame in Toronto
The original Hall of Fame is located on the ground floor of the Lassonde Mining Building at the University of Toronto. Visitors will find plaques of polished Canadian granite with photos and descriptions of the Members inducted from 1989-2008 lining the walls of the hall. The Lassonde Mining Building is one of the historic buildings on the university campus. Read More.
Annual CMHF Induction Dinner
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Constitution Hall, North Building
Metro Toronto Convention Centre Toronto, ON Read more