The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum is proud to announce the official opening of a new temporary exhibit, “Pioneering the Field: Women in Mining,” which will open to the public on Sunday, May 22. The exhibit features the positive contributions that women have been making in the mining industry from the American gold rush until today.

Over 50 women were nominated for possible inclusion in the exhibit. The final exhibit showcases 15 of these women from a wide variety of different mining sectors, and also includes the remaining women on an interactive touchscreen with short biographies. Several of the nominees have also worked and continue to work in Leadville.

The “Pioneering the Field: Women in Mining” temporary exhibit is included with general admission to the museum and will be on display until mid-February 2023. The exhibit will then be transported to the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration’s Annual Conference & Expo in Denver from Feb. 26 to March 1, 2023.

“Pioneering the Field: Women in Mining” is sponsored by Megan Billey, Barb and Frank Filas, Hugh and Nadia Miller, Gold Bull Resources Corp., Integra Resources, ACE LLC, Western GeoSystems and Alfers Mining Consulting. A special thanks goes to the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration for their substantial donation to help make “Pioneering the Field: Women in Mining” possible.

The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, located in the historically significant mining town of Leadville, is a monument to the men and women who pioneered the discovery, development and processing of the nation’s natural resources. Known as the “Premier Showcase of American Mining,” the nonprofit museum houses 25,000 square feet of interactive and informative exhibits telling the story of mining, its people and its importance to the American public.

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