As part of Mining Month in British Columbia and Mining Day in Princeton, the Copper Mountain Mine is hosting a tour of their facilities. Join Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia for this exciting opportunity to see this large-scale operation up close and to learn more about the mineral resource industry in BC.
Transportation will be provided for registered guests from a pick-up location in Kelowna and Penticton to the mine. Only guests arriving by bus will be admitted on the tour. At the end of the day, the bus will return to the same pick-up locations.
The Copper Mountain Mine, located near Princeton, British Columbia, is one of the largest copper and gold producing mines in BC. The geology of the mine represents an alkalic porphyry copper deposit, which processes over 35,000 tonnes of rock per day and produces, on annual average, 74 million pounds of copper, 24,000 ounces of gold, and 275,000 ounces of silver annually (approximate 2017 annual production totals). Experience the scale of a haul truck carrying 260 tonnes, an excavator capable of moving over 40 cubic metres per load, or a semi-autogenous (SAG) mill greater than 30 feet in diameter.
- 6:30 AM: Bus pickup in Kelowna (Orchard Park northwest parking lot between the Bay and the CIBC)
- 7:00 AM: Bus leaves Kelowna
- 8:00 AM: Bus arrives Penticton (Cherry Lane, east parking lot in front of the Bay)
- 8:30 AM: Bus leaves Penticton
- 8:30 AM–10:00 AM : Travel to Copper Mountain
- 10:00 AM–2:00 PM: Tour of Copper Mountain Mine
- 2:00 PM–3:30 PM: Return Travel to Penticton
- 3:45 PM: Bus leaves Penticton
- 4:45 PM: Bus arrives Kelowna, final drop-off location
- Guest/Non-Member Registration: The event is open to registration by members. Family of the members are welcome to attend and must be registered. Seats are limited on the bus, and registration will be closed when maximum seating capacity is reached.
- Photography Disclaimer: Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia will take photographs at this event and may use those in our news or promotional material in print, electronic, or other media, including our website. By attending this event, you grant Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia the right to use your name and photograph for such purposes. Should you wish to avoid being photographed, please notify an event volunteer at the onsite event registration desk.
- Alcohol Disclaimer: Alcohol is strictly not permitted during this event.