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41st annual International Collegiate Mining Competition

Home to the largest strike in the world hosts students from across the globe.

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This March 20 – 23, 2019, mining returns to the Comstock with the 41st annual International Collegiate Mining Competition. 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

Click here to register your team. 

All events associated with the games are proudly sponsored by the University of Nevada.

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Donors

Newmont
Q&D Construction
3D Concrete
Redpath
Barrick
Comstock Mining
Kappes, Cassiday & Associates
Truckee Tahoe Lumber Company
Freeport-McMoRan
RT Donovan
Cashman Equipment
FairCom
Nevada Mining Association
Women’s Mining Coalition
Martin Marietta
GEOTEMPS

Wednesday, March 20

  • Participants arrive
  • Welcome social, dinner and Beer Chug event

Thursday, March 21

  • OPEN PRACTICE 8 AM – 5 PM
  • Breakfast, on your own
  • Lunch and dinner provided
  • Bar Crawl Scavenger Hunt

Friday, March 22

  • WOMEN’S/COED/ALUMNI COMPETITION DAY 8 AM – 5 PM
  • Breakfast, on your own
  • Lunch and dinner provided
  • Bar Social

Saturday, March 23

  • MEN’S COMPETITION DAY 8 AM – 5 PM
  • Breakfast, on your own
  • Lunch and dinner provided
  • Awards Banquet
  • After Party

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

To book your hotel rooms, please use the following code:

MACKAY41ST

For a list of lodging options, click here.

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