Congratulations to Mrs Rinehart for her induction into the Australian Prospectors & Miners Hall of Fame.
Tonight Mrs Gina Rinehart was inducted into the Australian Prospectors & Miners Hall of Fame at the Association of Mining & Exploration Companies’ (AMEC) annual awards dinner in Perth.
Mrs Rinehart was inducted under the category of Entrepreneurs and Promoters, in recognition of her outstanding achievements in leading Hancock Prospecting’s development of both the Hope Downs mines and Roy Hill mine. Please see her official biography here as posted on the Australian Prospectors & Miners Hall of Fame website.
Since its inception in 1995, the Australian Prospectors & Miners Hall of Fame has only inducted one father and daughter. Mrs Rinehart’s late father, Lang Hancock, was a past inductee and the two of them make up the only father, daughter inductees in history.
“In addition to her corporate successes – which have directly led to the creation of thousands of jobs, as well as a material addition to the WA and Australian economies in the form of various taxes and royalties which will accrue to respective governments for many years – Mrs Rinehart is also to be commended for her often unheralded philanthropic donations and her support for numerous sporting and charitable organisations,” Australian Prospectors & Miners Hall of Fame Chairman Chris Cairns said.
“Gina Rinehart is a great advocate for the Australian mining industry, and a very worthy inductee to the Australian Prospectors & Miners Hall of Fame for 2020.”
This recognition follows Mrs Rinehart’s receipt of the GJ Stokes Memorial Award at Diggers and Dealers in October, the second only person and first female to win the trifecta of awards at diggers and dealers.