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Highland Valley Copper Mine (HVC) is a world-class, open-pit copper-molybdenum mine near Logan Lake BC, situated in a valley where mining has been ongoing for over 100 years. HVC is the largest mine in BC, it is owned and operated by Teck Resources, and currently employing around 1,300 people. If you are teaching a mining unit, Earth Science, Geology, Geography or are a Career Educator, this field trip is an excellent opportunity to learn about the mining process and economic factors that make a mine.
HVC is a modern operation that uses a large fleet of huge equipment and traditional open pit mining methods to deliver some 130,000 tonnes of ore to the mill each day. Based on 3rd quarter 2017 results, total annual copper production was projected to be 275,000-290,000 tonnes, with molybdenun at 7.5-8.0 million pounds. According to Teck, HVC produces approximately 1% of the world’s copper concentrate and 1.5% of the world’s molybdenum.
The mine’s employees reside mostly in Kamloops and the surrounding communities. The workforce is diverse and includes 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 mill, and reclamation activities. It will be a great opportunity to learn about the mining process from people who work in operations.
Bus transportation from Kamloops is provided.
Depart: NorKam Secondary , 730 12th Street, Kamloops 8:00am (to be confirmed)
Return: NorKam Secondary 3:30pm (to be confirmed)
Bring your own snacks, water and lunch. The tour is largely outdoors. Dress prepared for spring (cool, wet) weather. Wear your own steel toed boots if you have them. NO contacts are permitted; wear glasses.
Download the Highland Valley Copper Mine Pro D Tour Flyer.
Registration is through Eventbrite.
Early Registration Deadline: April 13, 2018 Numbers of registrations at this time will determine if the tour will go ahead. Registration will stay open until April 18 pending available spaces.