The 38th American Mining Hall of Fame Awards Event & Fundraiser

The 38th annual American Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony and Fundraiser sponsored by the Mining Foundation of the Southwest (MFSW) is going virtual this year on Saturday, December 5, 2020 beginning at 7 PM.  Each year the MFSW honors a slate of deserving individuals and companies who have made notable contributions to advance the mining industry. 

Lukas Lundin, head of the Lundin Group of Companies, will be honored as the 2020 Hall of Fame Inductee. A well-known and respected business leader, financier and philanthropist, Mr. Lundin has enjoyed international success in the resource industry, spearheading numerous world-class discoveries and developments worldwide. 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 the largest gem quality diamonds ever found. He graduated from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (Engineering).  Mr. Lundin is an active philanthropist and is the founder of the Lundin Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Lundin Group of Companies

The Medal of Merit will be awarded to Emily King, Chief Executive Officer of Global Venture Consulting. Previously, 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 mineral resource exploration and investment promotion for the Pentagon, in partnership with the Afghanistan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, Afghanistan Geological Survey and the U.S. Geological Survey. King has a degree in geology and government and legal studies from Bowdoin College.  She is presently the Vice President of the board for Women in Mining USA. Most recently King founded Prospector to present mining investors data in a highly intuitive and searchable interface.

The Medal of Merit for young professionals will be awarded to Jonathan Jazwinski, Mine Manager at the Cortez Operations for Barrick Gold in Nevada.  He graduated with a B.S. in Mining Engineering from the University of Arizona and earned an MBA from the University of Phoenix. He has held a variety of positions with Freeport-McMoRan at Sierrita, Bagdad and Morenci prior to joining Barrick Gold in September. Jazwinski is a member of SME.

The Industry Partnership Award will be given to Hexagon, a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, and quality across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, safety, and mobility applications. Hexagon’s Mining Division is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona. 

The 2020 event will also recognize four of the Mining’s Past giants.  Noah S Kellogg (1831 -1903) discovered the great Bunker Hill and Sullivan mines in Idaho; John Barry “Black Jack” Newman (1862 – 1928) was the locator of the claims that became Miami Copper Co. in Arizona.; Lemuel Coover Shattuck (1866 – 1938) was a prominent banker, cattle rancher and mine owner/financier (Shattuck Mine) in the Bisbee community; and Albert J. (Al) Perry (1930 – 2013) was an Exploration Geologist who achieved his greatest exploration success 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 million ounces of gold.

MFSW is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote public understanding and education related to mineral resources and the mining industry, both in the U.S and abroad. MFSW is supported by its sponsors to advance its mission and to fund the Foundation’s education program established in conjunction with the Lowell Institute for Mineral Research at the University of Arizona. 

Sponsors for this year’s events are as follows:

Diamond - Hexagon

Platinum – Lundin Mining, M3 Engineering and Southwest Energy

Gold – Ames Construction, ASARCO LLC, Capstone - Pinto Valley, Doosan Bobcat, Empire Southwest, Epiroc, Freeport-McMoRan, Gary Goldberg, Corolla (Cori) Hoag, IMC, MMSA, Modular Mining, Newmont, Pioneer Equipment, Resolution Copper, Ruen Drilling, Rummel Construction, SRK Consulting, South32 and Stantec

Silver – BGC Engineering, Call & Nicholas, CalPortland, CEC, CTI, DMYL, The Dempsey Family Fund, John Fenn, Fennemore, Florence Copper, Golden Vertex, Golder, Haley & Aldrich, Hudbay, KGHM (Carolta Copper), Terry McNulty, Meridian, Montgomery & Associates, Origin Mining,  Quarles and Brady,  Brad & Linda Ross, Smithco Enterprises, George Tsiolis Law, Valley Forge and Bolt Company, Westland Resources, Pam & Will Wilkinson, Wood and Yellow Jacket Drilling Services

Others – Brooks & Nelson, CAID, E3 Strategies, Kathy and Doug Arnold, Knight Piésold Consultants, NMHOF & Museum and Rod Woodcock

If you wish to join others to support the Foundation’s mission, please contact Thomas L. Aldrich, Executive Director, Mining Foundation of the Southwest.    

For the link to the event, Email  or call 520-577-7519


7 p.m. Dec. 5, 2020