March 20, 2019

41st International Collegiate Mining Games

Virginia City, Nevada

Venue : C Street
State : Nevada
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This March 20 – 23, 2019, mining returns to the Comstock with the 41st annual International Collegiate Mining Games. With an estimated 200 participants, this year’s event is hosted by the University of Nevada, Reno’s Mining Team, Mackay Muckers.

The collegiate mining competition began in 1978 in honor and remembrance of the fallen miners from the Sunshine Mine fire in 1972. The competition consists of traditional mining methods. There are seven events that make up the competition:

  • Single Jack Hand Steel
  • Jackleg Drilling
  • Hand Mucking
  • Gold Panning
  • Track Stand
  • Swede Saw
  • Survey