Here are the proposed events that have been done in the past years and that will serve as guideline for this year’s competition. Sponsors are not limited to this list and can contact the Organizing Committee to develop new events tailored to their expertise.
Designing a mining solution in a CAD based software.
Analyzing a large dataset to derive a complex solution.
Engineering a drill and blast design.
Choosing appropriate pieces of mobile equipment based off provided mining parameters.
Competing in mineral extraction problems involving flow chart design and mass balancing.
Identifying various minerals, rocks, and/or soil samples.
Designing an open pit mine given an ore body and some general guidelines.
Controlling and understanding in-situ stresses, underground openings, rock bursts, and ground control.
Creating and managing a fictitious stock portfolio and attempting to maximize return on investment.
Solving a package of questions and problems over the course of the 3 days of the games.
Designing an underground mine given an ore body and some general guidelines.
Analyzing, fixing, and/or expanding a ventilation system for a mine or mine heading.
Designing a tailings management facility and/or developing a mine closure plan.
Operating a piece of mobile equipment (e.g. Bobcat, Backhoe Simulator).
Participating in a mine rescue simulation, involving rescue, firefighting, and first aid.
Drilling various patterns with a jackleg drill while being judged on safety, technique, accuracy, and speed.
Competing in a surprise event that is often sports based.
Surveying various structures and locations to make engineering decisions.
Managing a developing situation that involves unforeseen outcomes and short decision-making time.
Making mining investment decisions using financial evaluation methods (e.g. cash flow modeling, sensitivity analysis).
Solving a case study problem on a health and safety problem at a mine site.
Given a case study on an issue in the field of sustainable development (e.g. social, environmental, economic).
Presentation a solution to a surprise event problem.
Delivering a speech on a given topic to all banquet attendees, after receiving the topic only 2 hours prior.