James Boyd’s sculpture added to National Mining Hall of Fame

By |  April 9, 2015

On April 9, James Boyd’s bronze sculpture of a single jack miner was installed at the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum.

The sculpture, which was created by Gary Prazen, will be on display at Hennebach Wing in the museum, honoring James Boyd’s legacy in the mining industry.

Boyd, a founding member of the National Mining Hall of Fame, held a number of distinguished positions throughout his career, including dean of the Colorado School of Mines, director of the Bureau of Mines, defense minerals administrator and director of the National Commission on Materials Policy, also known as the “Boyd Commission.”

Boyd also played a role in the development of the National Minerals and Minerals Policy Research and Development Act of 1890 and wrote a number of articles on mining and metals.

He received many mining awards, including a Distinguished Service Award from the Colorado School of Mines, the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Hoover Medal. He was also inducted into the National Mining Hall of Fame.

Boyd received the bronze miner sculpture from the American Mining Congress for distinguished service to the mining industry.

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