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CANADIAN MINING HALL OF FAME CALLS FOR INDUCTEE NOMINATIONS
TORONTO, May 02, 2008 -- 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 2009.

Nominations of persons who have demonstrated outstanding lifetime achievements to the benefit of the Canadian minerals industry may be made by individuals, firms, and organizations. However, nominations must be channelled through Sponsors or Associate Sponsors of the CMHF. Sponsors include the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, the Mining Association of Canada, The Northern Miner and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. Associate sponsors include the British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan mining associations and the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia.

May 30, 2008, is the recommended deadline for contacting a sponsoring organization about submitting a nomination.

July 18, 2008, is the deadline for the sponsoring organization to submit the nomination.

Nominations must include the specific information described in the CMHF's Nomination Guidelines. The Guidelines and the Criteria for Selection are available at www.halloffame.mining.ca.

The next group of CMHF inductees will be honoured at a dinner to be held in Toronto on January 15, 2009. They will join the 135 remarkable achievers who have been inducted since the 1989 inception of the CMHF.

The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame currently features its inductees at two locations, one in the University of Toronto's Mining Building at 170 College Street, Toronto, and the other in the Mining Museum in the Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre in Elliot Lake in northern Ontario; and in December 2008 will be opening a new multimedia exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.