If you wish to nominate a candidate to the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame, the information and link to a nomination form may be found 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 Members and Associates page.
W. Austin McVeigh
W. Austin McVeigh was one of ten children born to farmers working the land on Grand Calumet Island, Quebec, near Ottawa. It was here he developed his love of the outdoors and dreamed of the riches being discovered in places such as Cripple Creek, Colorado, and Cobalt, Ontario. Little was he to know that this humble beginning would lead to the discovery of two major mines and the formation of two respected Canadian mining corporations.... 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 15, 2015
Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Toronto, ON Read more