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Senior secondary students are invited to participate in an all day field trip to Copper Mountain Mine near Princeton, BC for an opportunity to learn about this modern mining operation and to be introduce the the wide variety of careers of employees as this complex, natural resource operation.
Copper Mountain has been the site of several different stages of mining activity dating back to 1923. The modern operation reopened in 2011 with new deposits discovered and new infrastructure built to process the ore. It is a huge operation that uses enormous equipment to mine some 190,000 tonnes each day and process some 40,000 tonnes of ore through the mill to recover copper, gold and silver. Ths mine employs 430 people in diverse roles:equipment operators, all types of trades, scientists, engineers, and technologists as well as accounting, HR, communications and logistics specialists.
The tour will include pit operations, the machine shop, the mill, and reclamation activities. It will be a great opportunity to learn about the mining process from the people who work there and to see how students' career interests apply in this natural resource industry..
Coach transportation from Vancouver and points east is provided.
Depart: Vancouver Technical Secondary, 2600 E Broadway, 6:00am
Pick-up 1 Langley (Colossus Langley Cinemas parking lot) 6:40am
Pick-up 2 Abbotsford (Whatcom Rd & Hwy 1) 7:10 am
Pick-up 3: Princeton Chevron station (~9:30 am)
Return: Vancouver Technical School 7:00 pm (earlier for Abbotsford & Langley)
Bring your own snacks, water and lunch. The tour is largely outdoors. Dress prepared for fall (cool, wet) weather.
Download the Copper Mountain Mine Student Field Trip Flyer
Registration is through Eventbrite.
Deadline: Oct. 5, 2018. Registration at this time will determine if the tour will go ahead or be cancelled. Registraiton will remain open thereafter pending available seats.
Teachers must nominate students to attend by emailing email@example.com detailing the student's name, grade and career interest. Students must be enrolled in a Work Experience or Secondary School Apprenticeship program.
A parent or guardian must complete the Eventbrite registration form for the student and must return the completed and signed Work Experience or MineralsEd's Parent Permission Form to firstname.lastname@example.org.