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The 2013 National Metal NonMetal Mine Rescue Contest was held July 30-Aug 1 in Reno, Nevada, giving mine rescue teams an opportunity to test and demonstrate their skills in simulated mine emergency drills. More than 30 teams participated in the event, which consisted of the field contest, the technician competition, and the first-aid contest. The event was administered by the Mine Safety and Health Administration and sponsored by the Nevada Mining Association.

Congratulations to the winners and to all the participants!

2013 Winners

Overall Champion
Newmont Carlin

Mine Rescue Field Contest
National Champion - Newmont Mining Corp – Carlin Team
2nd Place – Solvay Chemicals – Silver Team
3rd Place – Ta Ta Chemical – Black Team
4th Place – WIPP – Blue Team
5th Place – Mosaic Potash Carlsbad – Responders Team
6th Place – Doe Run – Maroon Team

First Aid Contest
National Champion – Kinross Kettle River – Buckhorn Team
2nd Place – WIPP – Blue Team
3rd Place – Doe Run – Gray Team
4th Place – Barrick Goldstrike – Meikle Team
5th Place – Carmeuse Lime and Stone – Maysville Raiders
6th Place – OCI Chemical – Blue Team

Technician Team Contest
National Champion – Climax Molybdenum – Henderson Red Team
2nd Place – Newmont Mining Corporation – Carlin Team
3rd Place – Hecla Limited - Lucky Friday
4th Place – Carmeuse Lime and Stone – Maysville Raiders
5th Place – WIPP – Red Team
6th Place – WIPP – Blue Team

Team Trainer Contest
National Champion – Tom Senecal – Barrick Cortez

Hall of Fame Inductees
Michael T. (Mick) Dennehy
Tom Gleaton
Gary R. Gomez
Gary Kessler
John Sykes
John Teague

Photos and Videos

To view photos of the Hall of Fame Inductees and contest winners, click here

To view a video production of the contest, click here...

To view a video production of the contest slide show, click here...