November 2, 2017 - Telling the story of mining, its people, and its importance to the American public, the only federally chartered National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum (NMHFM), located in Leadville, Colorado is seeking inductee and Prazen Living Legend of Mining Award nominations for our 31st Annual National Mining Hall of Fame Induction Banquet.
The National Mining Hall of Fame (NMHF) is home to 240 inductees (most recently Dr. Thomas V. Falkie, Leonard Harris, Dr. Vincent E. McKelvey, & Gordon R. Parker) whose work in the industry have significantly advanced America’s quality of life through their contributions in areas such as, but not limited to, business acumen, ore body discovery, education, mine rescue/miner safety, technological innovation, environmental stewardship, reclamation, social justice/corporate responsibility, and governmental policy. There are two requirements for induction: 1) Inductee candidates must have had personal impact upon the mining industry for 30 years or more 2) Inductee candidates must be at least 55 years of age. Inductee candidates may be nominated while still living or posthumously.
If you have knowledge of an exceptional candidate that should be considered for induction into the NMHF and meets the outlined qualifications, please submit a letter of nomination and supporting documents including, at a minimum, the following information:
Submit requested information by December 31, 2017, to: Barb Filas, NMHF Board of Governors Chair, via email to email@example.com.
Prazen Living Legend of Mining Award
Along with inductions to the NMHF, The Prazen Living Legend of Mining Award is presented annually to an entity (individual, foundation, museum, corporation, or other entity) that has demonstrated a continuing commitment and successful efforts to educate the public on the importance of the minerals and mining industry to the American public. The award recognizes ongoing, innovative work educating the general public, lawmakers, students, educators, and other audiences about the importance of the mineral and mining industry to our everyday lives.
To submit a nomination for the Prazen Living Legend of Mining Award, send a cover letter and supporting documents by December 31, 2017, to: Jackie Dorr, NMHF Prazen Living Legend of Mining Award Committee Co-Chair via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The letter of nomination should include:
For more information on the NMHF and prior honorees, please visit www.mininghalloffame.org.