UMR’S mucking teams win international competition

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On April 5, 2004

The UMR women’s and men’s mucking teams both finished in first place during the 26th International Intercollegiate Mining Competition held April 3 in Butte, Mont.

The annual competition consists of teams using old-fashioned mining methods and hand-held tools to compete in timed events, including gold panning, surveying, hand-mucking, hand-steeling, track-standing, Swede sawing and jackleg drilling.

The UMR women’s team finished in first place in five of seven events and the men took first place in four of seven events, giving both teams an overall win.

This is the first time since 1997 that the men’s and women’s teams have won the competition the same year.

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