Canadian Mining Hall of Fame
The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame aims to recognize the accomplishments of leaders in the mining industry.It was conceived by Maurice R. Brown as a way to recognize and honor the legendary mine finders...
William Henry Wright
William Henry "Bill" Wright (21 April 1876 – 20 September 1951) was a Canadian prospector who discovered the Kirkland Lake Break, which hosted seven gold-producing mines. He used the proceeds from his...
James M. Harrison
James Merritt Harrison, CC (September 20, 1915 – July 6, 1990) was a Canadian scientist and public servant. He was the Director of the Geological Survey of Canada from 1956 to 1964, and Assistant...
Harold Wright (athlete)
Harold Madison Wright, CC (December 10, 1908 – December 11, 1997) was a Canadian engineer and athlete.Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he received a B.Sc in geological engineering and a M.Sc in metal...
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Maurice Russell Brown
Maurice Russell Brown (November 11, 1912 – June 2008) was a Canadian mining journalist. Born in Port Arthur, now Thunder Bay, Ontario, he graduated in 1938 from the University of Toronto with a ...
George Carmack
George Washington Carmack (September 24, 1860 – June 5, 1922) was a Contra Costa County, California-born prospector in the Yukon. He was originally credited with the discovery of gold that set off the...
Stephen Boleslav Roman
Stephen Boleslav Roman was a prominent Canadian mining engineer, and mining executive.Business commentator Diane Francis described him as a "self-made man" in her book "Controlling Interest".A 1967 pr...
Duncan R. Derry
Duncan R. Derry (1906–1987) was an internationally known Canadian economic geologist. He was largely responsible for the creation of the World Atlas of Geological and Mineral Deposits.
Derry was b...
John Ross Bradfield
John Ross Bradfield, CC (1899–October 29, 1983) was a Canadian businessman who was involved in the development of the Canadian mining industry as President and CEO of Noranda.Born in Morrisburg,...
Peter Munk
Peter Munk, CC (born November 8, 1927) is a Canadian businessman and philanthropist. He is the chairman and founder of the mining company Barrick Gold, the world's largest gold-mining corporation.
Richard Geren
Richard Geren, OC (1917 - 2002), was an American geologist who was a key member of a team that defined high-grade iron ore deposits in the Knob Lake area of northeastern Quebec. The deposit's magnitud...
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James Boylen
Matthew James "Jim" Boylen (August 10, 1907 – July 7, 1970) was a Canadian businessman and Thoroughbred racehorse owner.Jim Boylen was born in Weston, Ontario and raised in Alberta. In his early teens...
Ralph D. Parker
Ralph D. Parker (1898-1983) worked in the Canadian mining industry. In 1921, he obtained a B. Sc. degree from the University of California.Parker became a superintendent of mines at Inco beginning in ...
Harry Oakes
Sir Harry Oakes, 1st Baronet (23 December 1874 – 7 July 1943) was an American-born British Canadian gold mine owner, entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist. He earned his fortune in Canada and in t...
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John Tuzo Wilson
John Tuzo Wilson, CC, OBE, FRS, FRSC, FRSE (October 24, 1908 – April 15, 1993) was a Canadian geophysicist and geologist who achieved worldwide acclaim for his contributions to the theory of plate tec...
Dawson Charlie
Dawson Charlie or K̲áa Goox̱ [qʰáː kuːχ] (ca. 1865 – 26 December 1908) was a Canadian Tagish/Tlingit First Nation person and one of the co-discoverers of gold that led to the Klondike Gold Rush ...
Keish
Keish (1859 or 1860 – July 11, 1916), legally James Mason, best known by his nickname Skookum Jim Mason, was a Canadian native and a member of the Tagish First Nation in what became the Yukon Te...
Keish - Wikipedia
Alfred Powis
Alfred Powis, OC (born September 16, 1930 in Montreal, died October 10, 2007 in Toronto) was a Canadian businessman. After graduating from Westmount High School, he earned a BComm degree from McGill U...
Donald Hogarth
Donald McDonald Hogarth DSO (June 15, 1879 – June 27, 1950) was a politician and mining financier from Ontario, Canada. He was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario representing the ri...
Gilbert LaBine
Gilbert LaBine, OC (10 February 1890 – 8 June 1977) was a Canadian prospector who, in 1930, discovered radium and uranium deposits at Port Radium, Northwest Territories. He has become known as th...
Noah Timmins
Noah Anthony Timmins (March 31, 1867 – January 22, 1936) was a Canadian mining developer and executive who is considered a founding father of Canada's mining industry.
Born in Mattawa, Ontario, No...
Anthony R. Barringer
Anthony R. "Tony" Barringer (October 20, 1925 – August 15, 2009) was a Canadian/American geophysicist. He made numerous contributions to mineral exploration technology. His most famous work was the de...
Selwyn G. Blaylock
Selwyn Gwillym Blaylock (February 18, 1879 – November 19, 1945) was a part of starting the mining industry in western Canada. He was president of Cominco, recipient of several international awards for...
James E. Gill
James Edward Gill (1901 – 1980) was a scientist, teacher, explorer and mine developer. Along with William R. James, Sr. he discovered the high-grade iron ore deposits of Quebec and Labrador. He is rem...
Joseph Tyrrell
Joseph Burr Tyrrell (November 1, 1858 in Weston, Ontario – August 26, 1957) was a Canadian geologist, cartographer, and mining consultant. He discovered dinosaur (Albertosaurus) bones in Alberta...
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Seymour Schulich
Seymour Schulich, OC (born January 6, 1940) is a Canadian businessman, investor, author and philanthropist.
Schulich graduated from McGill University with a BSc in 1961 and an MBA in 1965. He earn...
Lloyd Montgomery Pidgeon
Lloyd Montgomery Pidgeon, OC MBE (December 3, 1903 – December 9, 1999) was a Canadian chemist who developed the Pidgeon process, one of the methods of magnesium metal production, via a sili...
Neil Campbell (geologist)
Neil Campbell FRSC (April 27, 1914 – July 12, 1978) was a famous Canadian geologist, and is a notable within the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.Campbell was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta and was a 1937 ...
H. E. T. Haultain
Herbert Edward Terrick Haultain (9 August 1869 – 19 September 1961) was a Canadian engineer and inventor. He was born in Brighton, England and died in Toronto, Ontario. He graduated from the Universit...
H. E. T. Haultain - Wikipedia
Franc Joubin
Franc Renault Joubin, CM OOnt (November 15, 1911 – January 1, 1997) was a prospector and geologist best known for a huge uranium discovery in northeastern Ontario, Canada in 1953. Born in ...
Richard Porritt
Richard Valentine Porritt (February 14, 1901 – 1985) was a Canadian mining industry executive and an inductee to the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.Porritt was born 14 February 1901 in Simcoe, Ontario ...