Lady Muckers win world championship

A team of female students used their skills in 19th century mining techniques to win a world championship in “mucking” at the Intercollegiate Mining Competition March 24 in Tucson, Ariz.


Based on mining techniques used in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, mucking competitions test students’ abilities in timed events like gold panning, surveying, hand-mucking, hand-steeling, track-standing, Swede sawing and jackleg drilling.
UMR sent four teams to the competition in Arizona, two men’s teams and two women’s teams. The women’s “A” team beat out Montana Tech for the title. The men’s “A” team finished fourth.

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