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Kimberley Underground Mine and SunMine Solar Photovoltaic Facility Tour
Organized by the East and West Kootenay Branches of APEGBC
The deadline to register online has been extended to midnight, Thursday, September 8, 2016. If you would like to register after the deadline, contact Elroy Switlishoff directly at 250-304-4632.
Advanced registration is now closed. Please contact
for space availability. Thank you.
Saturday, September 10, 2016
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM MST
Kimberley SunMine, Kimberley, BC
1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Please come equipped with sturdy walking gear as the terrain at the SunMine and portions of the underground mine tour are rocky and cobbly.
The East and West Kootenay Branches of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists (APEGBC) are partnering to organize a one-day field trip to Kimberley to visit the Kimberley underground mine and the SunMine solar photovoltaic generating facility. For more information, please see below.
A chartered bus will be leaving from Nelson and meeting East Kootenay members at the Kimberley SunMine to begin the walking tour.
The Underground Mining Railway is located underneath the Rocky Mountain Trench in the city of Kimberley and it leads to the Sullivan Mine. The train tour goes through the Mark Creek valley, and then takes you underground towards the mine. The walking tour will visit the Sullivan Mine Powerhouse for a guided tour of the huge compressors and generators that powered the mine.
The Kimberley SunMine project, which was constructed by the City of Kimberley, has an installed capacity of 1 MW and went into commercial operation on June 22, 2015.
12:30 PM (MST): Arrive Kimberley SunMine, walking tour
1:30 PM (MST): Depart Kimberley SunMine
1:45 PM (MST): Arrive Kimberley Platzl, everyone on their own for lunch
2:45 to 3:00 PM (MST): Walk to underground mine train station terminal, train tour
5:00 PM (MST): Tour fisnishes
The field trip is conditional on getting the minimum participation numbers of 30 registrations from each branch. Please register by noon on Thursday, September 1, 2016
Food and beverages are not provided. There will be an opportunity in Kimberley to purchase lunch.
If you have any questions contact Elroy Switlishoff,
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