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DIVISION OF MINES

Past Mine Rescue Contests


2017 Virginia Mining Institute's Mine Rescue Competition

2017 DMME Mine Rescue Team at Virginia Mining Institute's Competition
Photo credit: Tarah Kesterson

2019 Virginia Governor's Cup Mine Rescue Competition

Ten teams competed to be the best at the 2019 Virginia Governor's Cup Mine Rescue Competition. The 33rd annual competition was held on the campus of the University of Virginia's College at Wise in the David J. Prior Convocation Center. Congratulations to Kentucky team, Alden Resources for taking first place. Virginia team Paramont Contura was named the 2019 Virginia Governor's Cup Mine Rescue Champions. Watch Video »

2017 Virginia Governor's Cup Mine Rescue Competition

Miners compete to be the best in this skills contest held on the campus of the University of Virginia's College at Wise ever year. Watch Video »

2017 Virginia Mining Institute's Mine Rescue Competition

2017 Virginia Mining Institute's Mine Rescue Competition
Photo credit: Tarah Kesterson




2016 Virginia Governor's Cup Mine Rescue Competition

Seven mine rescue teams hit the field for the annual competition held on the campus of the University of Virginia's College at Wise. Watch Video »

2015 Virginia Governor's Cup Mine Rescue Competition

Eight mine rescue teams competed for the Virginia Governor's Cup on the campus of the University of Virginia's College at Wise in June 2015. It is an important simulation of life-saving skills. Watch Video »