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List of famous male miners, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male miners list contains the most prominent and top males known for being miners. There are thousand of males working as miners in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic miners have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a miner then the people below should give you inspiration.

List is made up of a variety of people, including John P. Jones and Aylett R. Cotton.

While this isn't a list of all male miners, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male miners?" and "Who are the best male miners?"
Gus Hall is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Miners
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Gus Hall was a leader and Chairman of the Communist Party USA and its four-time U.S. presidential candidate. As a labor leader, Hall was closely associated with the so-called "Little Steel" Strike of 1937, an effort to unionize the nation's smaller, regional steel manufacturers. During the Second ...more

Age: Died at 90 (1910-2000)

Birthplace: Cherry Township, Minnesota, United States of America

Profession: Lumberjack, Miner, Writer, Trade unionist

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Roscoe Holcomb is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Miners
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Roscoe Holcomb, was an American singer, banjo player, and guitarist from Daisy, Kentucky. A prominent figure in Appalachian folk music, Holcomb was the inspiration for the term "high, lonesome sound," coined by folklorist and friend John Cohen. Roscoe is known as the "King of the High lonesome ...more

Age: Died at 69 (1912-1981)

Birthplace: Daisy, Kentucky, Kentucky, United States of America

Profession: Construction worker, Miner, Musician, Farmer, Singer

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#35 on The Greatest Banjo Players of All Time

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Edward L. Doheny is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Miners
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Edward Laurence Doheny was a U.S. oil tycoon, who in 1892 drilled the first successful oil well in the Los Angeles City Oil Field, setting off the petroleum boom in Southern California and making a fortune in 1902 when he sold his properties. He began highly profitable oil operations in Tampico, ...more

Age: Died at 79 (1856-1935)

Birthplace: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Miner

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Black Bart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Miners
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Charles Earl Bowles, known as Black Bart, was an English-born outlaw noted for the poetic messages he left behind after two of his robberies. Often called Charley by his friends, he was also known as Charles Bolton, C.E. Bolton and Black Bart the Poet. Considered a gentleman bandit with a reputation ...more

Age: Died at 59 (1829-1888)

Birthplace: Norfolk, United Kingdom

Profession: Miner, Soldier

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