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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 honour the legendary mine finders and builders of this Canadian industry. The Hall was established in 1988. In 2006 it had over 120 members.



The Hall has two physical locations.



The University of Toronto hosts the Hall on the ground floor of the historic Mining Building on campus. The Hall contains plaques of polished Canadian granite with photos and descriptions of the Members.

Elliot Lake

The Hall is a part of the Mining Museum in the Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre in Elliot Lake.

Nomination guidelines

The candidate must have demonstrated outstanding lifetime achievements to the benefit of the Canadian minerals industry in one or more categories of achievement. The individual should be retired and have reached the age of 65 years. Nominations of individuals may be made by individuals, firms or organizations through one of the Hall’s Sponsors or Associates.

Categories of achievement

  • Exploration
    • Discovered a large deposit or a large number of significant deposits
    • Introduced a new exploration technique
    • Overcoming of exceptional obstacles in discovering a significant deposit
  • Building a corporation
  • Technical contribution
    • Development of a technology or operation method that profoundly impacted the industry
    • Provision of geoscience data or scientific knowledge.
  • Supporting contribution
    • External support for the industry through education, policy or communication
  • Mining in society
    • Outstanding achievement in bridging the business goals of the industry with those of Canadian society



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