Gallery: P&Q visits the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum

By |  May 18, 2023

The next class of Pit & Quarry Hall of Famers will be enshrined in March 2024, when the magazine hosts a black-tie induction ceremony in conjunction with AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo in Nashville, Tennessee.

Ultimately, everyone enshrined in the Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame is celebrated at the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum in Leadville, Colorado. Pit & Quarry and the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum established a partnership in 2015 that allows for replica plaques of all Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame inductees to be housed in the Colorado facility.

P&Q representatives were in Leadville earlier this year to see the latest Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame plaques on display and check out the elaborate museum. Read a recap of our interview with National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum executive director Elizabeth Dinschel here, and check out a gallery of photos from our visit below. Also, be sure to nominate somebody for the Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame’s 2024 class online.

The National Mining Hall of Fame showcases more than 250 stories of men and women who achieved lasting greatness in mining and natural resources. Photo: P&Q Staff

As the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum describes, it showcases more than 250 stories of men and women who “achieved lasting greatness in mining and natural resources.” Photo: P&Q Staff

Those visiting the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum cannot miss the sign-heavy Wall of Honors. Photo: P&Q Staff

Those visiting the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum cannot miss the sign-heavy Wall of Honors. Photo: P&Q Staff

Plaques of those enshrined in the Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame are positioned near the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum’s Wall of Honors. Photo: P&Q Staff

Plaques of those enshrined in the Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame are positioned near the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum’s Wall of Honors. Photo: P&Q Staff

The National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum is located in Leadville, Colorado. The elevation in Leadville is more than 10,100 ft. above sea level. Photo: P&Q Staff

The National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum is located in Leadville, Colorado. The elevation in Leadville is more than 10,100 ft. above sea level. Photo: P&Q Staff

Samuel Calvin McLanahan, a Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame inductee, is also enshrined in the National Mining Hall of Fame. McLanahan invented the logwasher in 1882 and the single-roll crusher in 1894. Photo: P&Q Staff

Samuel Calvin McLanahan, a Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame inductee, is also enshrined in the National Mining Hall of Fame. McLanahan invented the logwasher (model pictured at right) in 1882 and the single-roll crusher (model at left) in 1894. Photo: P&Q Staff

While best known as a president of the U.S., Herbert Hoover spent the first 20 years of his career as a mining career and rose to become a respect mining consultant. Hoover is enshrined in the National Mining Hall of Fame. Photo: P&Q Staff

While best known as a U.S. president, Herbert Hoover spent the first 20 years of his career as a mining engineer and rose to become a respected mining consultant. Hoover is enshrined in the National Mining Hall of Fame. Photo: P&Q Staff

Among the Pit & Quarry Hall of Famers represented at the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum are (top row from left) Gene Fisher, Washington Samuel Tyler, Ted Baker, (middle row from left) Manfred Freissle, EJ Burke, Dave Thomey, (bottom row from left) George Sidney and Nathan P. Stedman. Photo: P&Q Staff

Among the Pit & Quarry Hall of Famers represented at the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum are (top row from left) Gene Fisher, Washington Samuel Tyler, Ted Baker, (middle row from left) Manfred Freissle, EJ Burke, Dave Thomey, (bottom row from left) George Sidney and Nathan P. Stedman. Photo: P&Q Staff

The National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum has plenty of artifacts and exhibits to explore. Photo: P&Q Staff

The National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum has plenty of artifacts and exhibits for visitors to explore. Photo: P&Q Staff

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Kevin Yanik is editor-in-chief of Pit & Quarry. He can be reached at 216-706-3724 or kyanik@northcoastmedia.net.

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