The 2014 Sandvik National Mining Games will be held in Perth for the first time this Friday and Saturday at The University of Western Australia's Crawley campus.
The intercollegiate event brings together some 200 mining engineering, geology and metallurgy students from around the country to compete in events based on old mining techniques.
This year's Games are being co-hosted by the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (The AusIMM) Student Chapters from The Universities of Western Australia, Curtin and Murdoch.
The events include air leg drilling, swede sawing, mucking, hand steeling, track stand, blast face tie-in, gold panning, gravity separation, surveying and rock identification.
The games will be held at The University of Western Australia's Crawley campus, at the southern end of campus adjacent to the UWA Business School.
The competition will run Friday 15th and Saturday 16th of August 2014, from 8:00am until 4:30pm each day.
The Hon. Bill Marmion, Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Housing, will open the games at 8:20am on Friday 15th.
More information is available at the Sandvik National Mining Games website.
Brad Franklin (Project Manager, 2014 National Mining Games) (+61 4) 03 894 488
James Mitchell (President AusIMM UWA Student Chapter) (+61 4) 47 968 764
David Stacey (UWA Public Affairs) (+61 8) 6488 3229 / (+61 4) 32 637 716