Tonopah Historic Mining Park is the Official
Site of the Nevada State Mining Championships - Memorial
The Nevada State Mining Championships have been held in
Tonopah since the turn of the century, and involves the
many skills that miners needed to have to make a living
at their profession. For nearly 50 years, they've
been held on Memorial Day weekend at Tonopah Historic
Mining Park as part of Jim
Events contested include double and single jack
drilling, individual and team mucking.
Both women and men are invited to participate
in a wide variety of events. Cash prizes are the
incentive and the reward is being able to brag that you
are the Nevada State Champion!
The prize money is all donated by supportive
companies and individuals. All comers
are invited to participate. In addition to prize money,
winners of the mens' events take home silver shovels
(individual mucking, team mucking) and hammers (single
jack, double jack).
A minimum of three
participants must be entered for an event to be held.
2017 Nevada State Mining Championships
Be sure to visit the Tonopah Historic Mining Park and
watch the Nevada State Mining Championships beginning
Saturday, May 27 at noon, after the parade. Contestants
will be competing for Top Dollar Prizes!
Cash prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each
event. The top Men and Women Single Jack contestants
will win $100 per inch drilled! Silver hammers and
shovels for 1st place Men & Women’s Drilling and
Mucking. Beer and food concessions will be available.
Junior and Youth Mucking at 10 a.m. on Sunday.
Silver hammers and shovels for 1st place Men & Women’s
Drilling and Mucking.
Nevada State Mining Championships
Brock Boscovich competing in
the single jack drilling competition.
Brock is the reigning individual
Drilling contest- Turn of the Century
Nevada State women's mucking champion
Toni Wombaker. Toni beat the record that
was held for
the last 22 years by Donna
Ottesen with the time of
Additional photos can been seen on our
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P.O. Box 965
Tonopah, Nevada 89049
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John Livermore Medallion
Spectacular two ounce silver
medallion commemorating the life
and achievements of our friend John
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