The Teal Lake Melt-Down is a contest to select the exact day and time the replica mine head-frame structure drops out of sight through the ice of Teal Lake in Negaunee, Michigan. The closest entry to the exact day and time determines the winner. The winning entry is worth 50% of the contest net proceeds or $500, whichever is greater. Entries are $5.00 each. The 2019 winner received $1,508.
Previous years' Melt-Down sinkings: 2019 - April 26 @ 12:18pm; 2017 - April 9 @ 3am; 2016 - April 20 @ 10am. Submit your entries on the next page (please note that entries are to be made in military time, i.e. 2:00pm is 14:00 military time).
The winning entry must be purchased at least 48 hours prior to the sinking of the structure. In the case of a tie, the winner will be determined by the earlier entry purchase date. In the event of an unforeseen occurrence (malicious act, tampering, acts of nature, equipment failure or other) all decisions of the Melt-Down Committee to award the winner are final.