As well as extending the dropdead deadline for nominations to the International Mining Hall of Fame by a few days to the morning of September 25 (GMT), IM announces broadening of the Tailings Management category to Environmental Management. Entries in all categories now coming in thick and fast with latest additions including Fred Banfield, Minesight; Udo Fischer and co-workers Torbjörn Hartzell and Jan Åkerman of Sandvik Mining Rock Tools, Dual Property cemented carbide; Alonzo Pawling and Henry Harnischfeger, the co-founders of a company in 1884 which became known as P&H Mining; and Micromine Founder and Managing Director, Graeme Tuder.Banfield started Mintec from his Tucson apartment in 1970. As a Colorado School of Mines student in the early 1960s, he applied his passion for mine engineering and computers to solving mine modeling and design challenges.Between 1988 and 1995 the four patents of Fischer, Hartzell and Åkerman were approved covering the new “Dual Property” (DP) cemented carbide which still is the most well-known cemented carbide using macro-gradients.P&H Mining is now part of Joy Global. Today, the company designs, manufactures, sells and services P&H branded surface mining equipment including electric shovels, draglines, and drilling equipment. This equipment can be found on 90% of today’s global surface mines.Tuder, has significantly contributed to the advancement of the international mining sector over the past 27 years. His pioneering efforts have resulted in Micromine’s reputation as a leading provider of innovative software solutions and services to the international exploration and mining sector, offering companies worldwide the tools to operate productively and cost efficiently.