National Mining Hall of Fame to induct Peng, others

The National Mining Hall of Fame in Leadville, Colo., has announced its inductee selections for the 2022 National Mining Hall of Fame.

The inductees, selected by the group’s board of governors, are being honored for a number of significant contributions, from trailblazing a commitment to sustainability concepts and leading the mineral royalty business to building academic mining programs and innovations in coal mine ground control and longwall mining, to advocating for a strong domestic mining industry to supply the nation’s needs for critical minerals.

The inductee class includes Syd Peng, Timothy Haddon, Pierre Lassonde, Thomas O’Neil and Sheldon P. Wimpfen (posthumously).

The Prazen Living Legend of Mining Award, named for renowned mining artist Gary Prazen, will be awarded to an industry-leading organization with a significant commitment to educating and engaging the public stakeholders.

This year, the education outreach program at the Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources will be honored for its work to help K-12 students and teachers understand the importance of mining and mineral resources in everyday life.

“We are proud and honored to be inducting such a worthy class of mining legends. I would also like to thank our Board of Governors who are dedicated to providing a great list of nominees every year,” National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum board of directors chair David Travis said.

The 35th annual Induction Banquet will be held the evening of October 29 at the Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows in Lone Tree, Colo.

The hall of fame and museum has been in existence since 1987.

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