American Mining Hall of Fame 2020

Lukas Lundin

This years inductee is Lukas Lundin, head of the Lundin Group of Companies, global leaders in the mining, oil, and gas industries. Today, his companies are active around the world advancing new copper/gold discoveries towards production, building new gold mines, producing copper, from world class mines, developing a rich new uranium discovery and producing some of largest gem quality diamonds ever found. Mr. Lundin is an active philanthropist and is the founder of the Lundin Foundation. Mr. Lundin graduated from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in engineering.

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Jonathan Jazwinski 

Medal of Merit under 40 Honoree Jonathan Jazwinski just recently became the Mine Manager at Barrick Gold's Cortez Operation in Nevada this September. Prior to that he was the Mine Operations Manager at the Morenci Mine where he and his team lead 1,100 employees at the largest open pit mine in the United States, in terms of annual production. Earlier in 2020, the mine was operating 141 haul trucks (260-ton) and 13 electric shovels and was responsible for moving 900,000 tons per day and producing a billion pounds of copper per year. Jazwinski holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Arizona.

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Emily King 

Medal of Merit Honoree Emily King is the CEO of Global Venture Consulting and Founder of Prospector, a new search engine for the mining industry. Previously Ms. King was the Director of Natural Resources for an economic development task force in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). In this role, Ms. King oversaw a $40 million per year mineral resource exploration and investment promotion for the Pentagon, in partnership with the Afghanistan Government and the U.S. Geological Survey. Her team conducted exploration on fifteen mineral deposits throughout Afghanistan and tendered four copper and gold exploration assets. King earned a Degree in Geology and Government & Legal Studies from Bowdoin College in Maine.

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Honorees from Mining's Past

Noah S. Kellogg 

Noah Kellogg was a carpenter and prospector. Kellogg prospected along Milo Creek, a tributary of the South Fork of the Coeur d'Alene River. There are may versions as to the actual discovery of the Bunker Hill orebody, most involving the burro which apparently wandered off and was found near an outcrop bearing galena. Kellogg staked the ground. It soon became apparent that the discovery was a valuable one, and lawsuits over ownership followed. After the matter was settled in court, Kellogg retained a significant share in the mine and found himself wealthy, however, he squandered his earnings.     




Lemeul Shattuck

Lemuel Shattuck left his home near Erie, Pennsylvania at age 17 to work at a family owned cattle ranch in Arizona. After 4 years of being a cowboy, he sought employment in mining, which paid three times more than the cowboy's pay. He worked at mines and placer fields in Arizona, Nevada, Utah and Montana. After working through the winter of 1887-88 at Butte, Montana, he decided Arizona was the place to be. He arrived back in Bisbee flat broke by the end of 1888. By 1892, Shattuck was able to quit his job at the mine and devote full time to his business ventures. These included a lumber yard, a beer franchise, a bar, mines around Bisbee as well as a Mexican venture, and a bank. The Bisbee mines were high grade and successful. Ultimately, the Shattuck mine merged in 1925 with the Dean mine, in which Shattuck also had an interest, to form the Shattuck Denn Mining Co. Phelps Dodge Corporation purchased the Shattuck Mine in 1947. 



John Berry "Black Jack" Newman

John Barry "Black Jack" Newman worked at various jobs as he traveled west; pushing coal cars in Pennsylvania, working in the copper mines of Michigan, and working on the Texas & Pacific railroad in Texas. By 1883, he arrived in Globe, Arizona and hired on as a mucker at the Old Dominion Mine. He had a "nose for ore" and stalked or acquired numerous claims in the area west of Globe. Newman was so convinced there was ore that he disregarded orders telegraphed to stop work, hitting ore a day later. In less than four years from the initial discovery, Miami Copper Co was in production. It shares the honor with the Ray Mine as being Arizona's first large scale porphyry copper producer. Newman invested money from these successful mining ventures into building apartment houses, and the Dominion Hotel in Globe. By 1910 Newman moved to Santa Monica California to give his children a better education. He died in Santa Monica in 1928.


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Albert J. (Al) Perry Herring

Albert J. (Al) Perry Herring served in the United States Marine Corps and attended Washington and Lee University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology. He earned a Master of Science in Geology from the University of Colorado. The 1950's uranium boom led him to become an exploration geologist with Union Carbide, where he branched out to explore for other metals, including silver and gold. From this experience he formed Perry, Knox and Kaufman (PKK), a consulting and contract exploration company, that determined that lower grade silver mineralization present in the Silver City district in Idaho and at Candelaria, Nevada, could be successfully mined using conventional open pit methods. In Ghana and Eritrea he achieved his greatest exploration success, single handedly discovering the Nkron Hill deposit in Ghana and the Emba Derho, Adi Nefas, Gupo, and Debarwa deposits in Eritrea. Together these deposits have been developed into mines containing more than 2 millions ounces of gold.