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List of famous miners, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top miners in the world? This includes the most prominent miners, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable miners is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic miners were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned miners.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, like Edward L. Doheny and John P. Jones.

From reputable, prominent, and well known miners to the lesser known miners of today, these are some of the best professionals in the miner field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous miners ever?" and "What are the names of famous miners?" then you're in the right place. (104 items)

Charles Bronson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Miners
Charles Bronson was an American film and television actor. He starred in films such as Once Upon a Time in the West, The Magnificent Seven, The Dirty Dozen, The Great Escape, Rider on the Rain, ...more

Windsor Davies is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Miners
Windsor Davies is an Anglo-Welsh actor, best known for playing the part of Battery Sergeant Major Williams in the British sitcom It Ain't Half Hot Mum.

Keith Jardine is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Miners
Keith Hector Jardine is a retired American mixed martial artist. Jardine is best known for his victories over former UFC Light Heavyweight Champions and UFC Hall of Famers Chuck Liddell and ...more

Gus Hall is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Miners
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 ...more

George D. Wallace is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Miners
George Dewey Wallace was an American stage and screen actor. Wallace co-starred with Mary Martin in the Broadway musical Jennie and was nominated for a New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for ...more

Roscoe Holcomb is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Miners
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, ...more

Edward L. Doheny is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Miners
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 ...more

Black Bart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Miners
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 ...more

William A. Clark is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Miners
William Andrews Clark, Sr. was an American politician and entrepreneur, involved with mining, banking, and railroads.

Charles West Kendall is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Miners
Charles West Kendall was an American politician, lawyer, librarian, editor, proprietor and miner in California, Nevada and Colorado. Born in Searsmont, Maine, Kendall attended Phillips Academy ...more

Henry Croft is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Miners
Henry Croft was an Australian-born lumber and mining magnate on Vancouver Island in the early 1900s. He founded the town of Crofton, British Columbia in 1902 as a place to house the smelter for ...more

Fred Kohler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Miners
Fred Kohler was an American actor known for his playing heavies.

Tom Tyler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Miners
Tom Tyler was an American actor known for his leading roles in low-budget Western films in the silent and sound eras, and for his portrayal of superhero Captain Marvel in the 1941 serial film ...more

James Percy FitzPatrick is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Miners
Sir James Percy FitzPatrick, KCMG, known as Percy FitzPatrick, was a South African author, politician, mining financier and pioneer of the fruit industry. He authored the classic children's ...more

Granville Henderson Oury is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Miners
Granville Henderson Oury was a nineteenth-century American politician, lawyer, judge, soldier and miner.

John S. Scott is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Miners

Francis Ledwidge is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Miners
Francis Edward Ledwidge was an Irish war poet from County Meath. Sometimes known as the "poet of the blackbirds", he was killed in action at the Battle of Passchendaele during World

Aylett R. Cotton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Miners
Aylett Rains Cotton was a nineteenth-century politician, lawyer, judge, teacher and miner from Iowa and California. Born in Austintown, Ohio, Cotton attended local public schools as a child and ...more

George W. Jones is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Miners
George Wallace Jones, a frontiersman, entrepreneur, attorney, and judge, was among the first two United States Senators to represent the state of Iowa after it was admitted to the Union in 1846. ...more

Sir Carl Meyer, 1st Baronet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Miners
Sir Carl Ferdinand Meyer, 1st Baronet was a British banker and mining magnate.

John Cradlebaugh is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Miners
John Cradlebaugh was the first delegate to the United States House of Representatives from Nevada Territory.

Augustus Stout Van Wickle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Miners

Andrew Williams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Miners
Andrew Williams was a nineteenth-century politician, manufacturer, merchant and miner from New York. Born in Ormstown, Quebec, Canada, Williams received a limited schooling as a child and later ...more

Compton I. White is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Miners
Compton Ignatius White, Sr. was a congressman from northern Idaho. A Democrat, he represented the first district and served a total of eight terms and chaired a committee.

Frank W. Hunt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Miners
Frank Williams Hunt was the fifth Governor of Idaho from 1901 until 1903.

George L. Shoup is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Miners
George Laird Shoup was the first Governor of Idaho, serving a short time after statehood in 1890 before becoming one of the state's first United States Senators.

John Hailey is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Miners
John Hailey was a Congressional Delegate from Idaho Territory. He was born in Smith County, Tennessee, and attended the public schools. Of Scottish ancestry, his grandfather, Philip Hailey, and ...more

Malcolm Kirk is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Miners
Malcolm Kirk Malcolm Kirk was an English professional wrestler who went by the ring name King Kong Kirk.

Martin Maginnis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Miners
Martin Maginnis was a nineteenth-century politician, publisher, editor and miner from Minnesota and the Montana Territory.

Arnold Awerzger is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Miners
Arnold Awerzger was a mountain guide and a miner.

Alex Eadie is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Miners
Alexander Mark Hughes Eadie, known as Alex Eadie, was a Scottish Labour politician.

William J. McConnell is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Miners
William John McConnell was the third Governor of Idaho from 1893 until 1897. Prior to that he represented Idaho as one of its first United States Senators after statehood.

Alan Davies is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Miners
Alan Davies Alan Davies, is a contemporary American poet, critic, and editor who has been writing and publishing since the 1970s. Today, he is most often associated with the Language poets.

Frank Braña is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Miners
Frank Braña was a Asturian born Spanish film actor. Braña was born in Pola de Allande, Asturias, Spain. Also credited as Frank Blank, Francisco Brana, Frank Brana, Frank Branya, ...more

John P. Jones is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Miners
John Percival Jones was an American politician who served for 30 years as a Republican United States Senator from Nevada. He made a fortune in silver mining and was a co-founder of the town of ...more

Roy Emerton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Miners
Roy Emerton was an actor.

N. B. Willey is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Miners
Norman Bushnell Willey was the second Governor of Idaho from 1890 until 1893.

Samuel S. Arentz is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Miners
Samuel Shaw Arentz was a United States Representative from Nevada.

Charles R. Evans is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Miners
Charles Robley Evans was a United States Representative from Nevada. He was a Democrat and served only one term.

Thomas A. O'Donnell is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Miners
Thomas A. O'Donnell Thomas Arthur O'Donnell, was an Irish American pioneer in the California oil industry along with Edward L. Doheny, Charles A. Canfield and Max H. Whittier who became known as the "big

Alexey Stakhanov is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Miners
Alexey Grigoryevich Stakhanov was a miner in the Soviet Union, Hero of Socialist Labor, and a member of the CPSU. He became a celebrity in 1935 as part of a movement that was intended to ...more

John Virgil Madison Turner is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Miners
John Virgil Madison Turner John Virgil Madison Turner was a miner.

Charles M. Wheatley is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Miners
Charles M. Wheatley Charles Moore Wheatley was a noted English-American miner and palaeontologist of the 19th century. He is noted for identifying several new fossilized species, some of which bear his name, and ...more

Warren James is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Miners
Warren James Warren James was a miners' leader in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England, who led the Foresters to action against the Crown, in 1831.

Mike Trbovich is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Miners
Mike Trbovich Mike Trbovich was a miner and labor union activist active in the United Mine Workers of America, AFL-CIO in the 1960s and 1970s. He had a high school education, was a coal shuttle operator in ...more

Ifor Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Miners
Ifor Jenkins Ifor Jenkins was a miner and rugby player.

Jon Sivewright is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Miners
Jon Sivewright in Fremantle is an Australian actor. He is best known for portraying Tony Holden in Home and Away, a role he played from 2005–2010

Isaac Price is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Miners
Isaac Price Isaac Price was a coal miner and an entrepreneur.

John McDougall is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Miners
John McDougall was the first lieutenant governor of California from 1849 to 1851, and later the second governor of California from January 9, 1851 until January 8, 1852.

Homer Keel is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Miners
Homer Keel Homer Keel was a Navyman-turned-coalminer and the father of Howard Keel.