Nevada State Mining Championships

Nevada State Mining Championships 2023

Drilling contests have been held in Tonopah since 1902.

We continue that tradition to this day with the Nevada State Mining Championships, held every year during Jim Butler Days. Contestants from all over Nevada and the west compete for silver hammers and shovels and BIG prize money. Some events pay to FIVE places!

Join us at the Elks Lodge around noon on Saturday, May 27 after the parade for Men and Women’s Mucking and Drilling, Men and Women’s Team Mucking, and Double Jack. Closed circuit TV is available inside the lodge so you can have a drink at the bar while you’re enjoying the competitions. T-shirts available for $25 each. Food provided by the Tonopah High School Girls’ Volleyball Team.

The Youth and Junior events are held Sunday, May 28. Registration opens at 9 a.m.

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