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Mining for fun at science centre

Learning about rocks is just one part of Mining Week in Kamloops.
Image Credit: Kamloops Exploration Group
April 23, 2014 - 3:46 PM

KAMLOOPS — If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to drive the heavy equipment at New Gold or how to pan for gold Mining Day at the Big Little Science Centre has you covered.

The Kamloops Exploration Group and the South Central B.C. branch of the Canadian Institute of Mining are hosting the day as a way for adults and kids to learn about the industry through interactive displays.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 3 New Gold will have a heavy equipment simulator to try out as well as the company fire truck on display. Other heavy equipment will also be on display and a number of hands-on activities and displays will be available.

Rockhounds can bring in their rocks to be identified and Yukon Dan will show you how to gold pan. From 2:30 - 4 p.m. kids can make a business card with gold on it (while supplies last.)

The day is being held as part of Mining Week, April 27 to May 3, which will also include a business luncheon on the Friday. The Kamloops group hosted 4,500 delegates at the annual conference earlier this month as well.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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