Monday, 2 April 2012

USA and Australia dominate the International Mining Games

The 34th international mining games were held for the first time in the UK over the weekend, against the backcloth of old mining engines at the King Edward Mine in the heart of the Camborne-Redruth Mining district in Cornwall (see posting of 13th February for more details).

Teams of young miners and engineers from the US, Australia, Germany, Holland and Indonesia flew into Cornwall to show off their cutting, chiselling, drilling, panning and shovelling skills and to compete against their hosts, the Camborne School of Mines.
The teams from Australia and USA proved too strong for their opposition, and the Western Australia School of Mines dominated the men’s events and Missouri the women’s. The mixed events were won by the Colorado School of Mines.

In the KEM Museum
The event was not just about competition, however. It was also a chance for people to network and provide a scouting opportunity for mining companies looking for new recruits. The King Edward Mine Museum was open free of charge throughout the event, the sun shone, and a great time was had by all.


  1. Montana Tech Coed did a great job too. Their Coed team won the Jackleg. Not even a men's team could beat them. Go Nikki & Paul. They were a close 2nd

    1. A full list of results can be found at


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