MinSouth Christmas Mining Quiz was held on Tuesday 14th December when the GoToMeeting platform was used for presenting the questions in this virtual meeting.  Five teams entered the competition using a variety of ways to communicate between themselves to debate the answers. 

Questions were posed, to cover the range of disciplines embraced by MinSouth, namely, geology, mining, processing and related environmental issues with rounds on general knowledge, mining trivia, review of the year and to finish off a picture round.

Our thanks go to Julian Aldridge for setting the questions and Clive Hallett for stepping in to deputise as the quiz master for the evening.

It was great to see teams from “Scotchegg” Resources, led by Elly Shaw and Knight Piésold led by Cloe Lam competing once more and this year and, for the first time, a team of students from Camborne School of Mines led by our CSM Student Rep Alice Burdett.  Two teams were also generated comprised of individual members grouped to achieve a breadth of professional disciplines, which seemed to have a successful outcome.  “The No Clues,” led by Simon Kocher, our President, achieving the top score of 39.  They were closely followed by “The Barbarians”, led by Ian Jackson, scoring 38 and a respectable score of 31 by the student team  “The Underminers” .

We do hope that in future years we will able to hold this event as a hybrid meeting, enabling those present to enjoy a drink together afterwards.  Nevertheless the screenshot of a number of participants shown below would seem to show a good time was had by all.