Mines welcomes new Blaster mascot at Rock the Lock

Mines welcomes new Blaster mascot at Rock the Lock

To thunderous applause, Colorado School of Mines introduced the newest member of the Oredigger family at Rock the Lock on February 16. Mines students, staff, alumni, fans and friends warmly welcomed the new mascot, Blaster, to campus before the men’s basketball game.

Blaster the Burro has been a beloved part of the Mines family since the 1950s. Blaster is the symbol of steadfast determination and hard work. Together, Blaster and Marvin the Miner complete the Oredigger duo.

The new mascot will complement the real burro, which isn’t allowed at indoor events and some campus activities. The Blaster mascot will participate in basketball and volleyball games, as well as other campus events that the burro cannot attend.

2018 Mascot Madness at Rock the Lock

Joe DelNero, Digital Media and Communications Manager, Communications and Marketing | 303-273-3326 | jdelnero@mines.edu
Mark Ramirez, Managing Editor, Communications and Marketing | 303-273-3088 | ramirez@mines.edu