Panning for gold

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On July 28, 2014

At right, Deanna Fitzgerald, a senior in mining engineering, pans for gold while Elizabeth Hunt observes.

At right, Deanna Fitzgerald, a senior in mining engineering, pans for gold while Elizabeth Hunt, PetE’14, observes.

Men’s and women’s mucking teams won first place out of 42 teams in the world championship 2014 Intercollegiate Mining Competition, held in April at Missouri S&T. Another women’s team from S&T took second.

Teams from the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada and the United Kingdom came to Missouri S&T’s Experimental Mine Facility to compete in events based on mining techniques used in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Students competed in timed events like gold panning, surveying, hand-mucking, hand-steeling, track-standing, Swede sawing and jackleg drilling. Seven teams from Missouri S&T, including one made up of Botswanan students (pictured below), competed in the event.

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On July 28, 2014. Posted in Around the Puck, News, Summer 2014

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