25th SILVER ANNIVERSARY NATIONAL MINING HALL OF FAME BANQUET: The 25th Silver Anniversary National Mining Hall of Fame Induction Banquet was held on Saturday, September 22, 2012, at the Las Vegas Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada. This year's event was held in conjunction with MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2012. We are proud to report that the event was a huge success with a record number of guests (498) and record number of sponsors and contributions.
Thank you to all who joined us to celebrate the Achievements of the Mining Industry's Greatest Contributors and twenty five years of great progress at the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum at this signature event!
to the 2012 National Mining Hall of Fame Induction Banquet event Sponsors for their generous contributions
BNSF - Invitations
Boart Longyear – Wine Sponsor
Caterpillar Global Mining- Dessert Sponsor, Ice Sculpture Sponsor, donated Toy Cat trucks for centerpieces.
Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company – Photography Sponsor
Freeport- McMoRan/Climax Molybdenum Company - Keynote Sponsor
Hecla Gold Mining – Table Sponsor
Newmont Mining Corporation – Dinner Sponsor
Royal Gold, Inc. – Reception Sponsor
Safety Solutions - Badge Holder
Stillwater Mining Company – Booklet Sponsor
2012 National Mining Hall of Fame Inductees
GLEN A. BARTON (1939 - )
Glen Barton’s leadership made Caterpillar the world’s leading provider of mining equipment by creating the roots that support the organization today. His global career included managing operations in the United States, Europe, and South Americas. He retired as Chairman and CEO of Caterpillar in 2004.
J. DAVID LOWELL (1928 - )
J. David Lowell discovered and contributed to the discovery of a number of major producing mines, including La Escondida in Chile, which was developed into the world’s largest copper mine, and the nearby Zaldivar-Escondida Norte orebody. He is recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities on porphyry copper deposits.
SAMUEL NEWHOUSE (1853 - 1930)
Samuel Newhouse was the first to recognize the commercial potential of the Bingham Canyon, Utah, copper deposits; the first to develop a profitable underground copper mine based on the deposit’s sulphide ores; and the first to develop a large-scale surface mine based on the deposit’s porphyry copper ores.
JOHN CLEVELAND OSGOOD (1851 - 1926)
John Cleveland Osgood was one of the founders of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company and a coal baron whose influence extended throughout the Rocky Mountain West. His empire included 38 mining camps and rolling mills in Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico. He was the undisputed fuel king of the West.
2012 Gary Prazen Living Legend of Mining Award Recipient
National Mining Association
NMA’s many educational programs and efforts to promote an awareness and appreciation of the mining and minerals industry are outstanding examples of how to provide the general public with a greater understanding of the industry’s role in our everyday lives. NMA’s goal is to continue to educate targeted audiences about the importance of minerals mining to American innovation, growth, and security and to help elevate U.S. minerals mining in relevant public policy debates in Washington and throughout the country.
Richard C. Adkerson of Freeport-McMoRan
to be 2012 Keynote Speaker
The NMHFM was pleased to have Richard C. Adkerson as the 25th Silver Anniversary Hall of Fame Induction Banquet Keynote Speaker. Mr. Adkerson is President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. He also serves as Co-Chairman of the Board of McMoRan Exploration Co.
The 2013 National Mining Hall of Fame Induction Banquet will be held September 14th, 2013 at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver, CO.
Please stay tuned for more information.
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