Canadian Mining Hall of Fame reveals five new 2019 inductees

The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame (CMHF) will welcome five new individuals in 2019 who have made outstanding contributions to Canada’s mining industry.

Kate Carmack (joining the Klondike Discoverers), James Franklin, James Gill, Sandy Laird and Brian Meikle are the five who will be honoured for their achievements in the industry at the CMHF’s 31st Annual Dinner and Induction Ceremony on January 10th in Toronto.

CMHF has recognised individual leadership in Canada’s mining sector for the past three decades, and said in a press release that the nation’s mining leaders set the standard for the global industry.

These individuals reflect the very best of mining excellence, determination and skill, the release added. In particular, the efforts of indigenous woman Kate Carmack are to be recognised after new information came out highlighting her importance in sparking the Klondike Gold Rush of 1896-99.

“The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame is proud to recognise these five outstanding individuals for their lasting contributions to the mining industry, both here in Canada and across the globe,” said CMHF’s chair Jon Baird.

“Whether it was through historic discovery, ground-breaking research or delivering significant value to shareholders, each of these individuals made a profound impact on Canada’s mining industry and helped to shape it into the global leader it is today.”


Tickets for CMHF’s Annual Dinner and Induction Ceremony are now available for purchase at or by calling: 1-888-308-8803.