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Mineral Resources and Mining Education Tours

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Click here to download a copy of the Mineral Resources and Mining Education Tours Brochure.

The Ontario Mining Association, the Canadian Ecology Centre, the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and Mining Matters have been delivering the Mineral Resource and Mining Education Tours since 2010. The Tours are Earth science and mineral resource professional learning programs available to Formal and Informal Educators and Mineral Resource Development Advisors, from across Canada. The Tours provide enriching, experiential learning, connected to science and geography curricula, that focus on Earth science, modern mining, sustainability, careers, and occupational health and safety.

There is a $50 non-refundable administration fee per tour. Please note that transportation to and from the tour is not covered.

The 2020 program includes three tours, each focused on a different theme:

Life in a Mining Camp Tour

Tour #1 - July 10 to 12, 2020
Tour #2 - July 12 to 14, 2020


Experience life in a mining camp and get a a glimpse into the life of an employee at North American Palladium’s Lac Des Iles Mine, located North of Thunder Bay. Participants will get to tour a Thunder Bay mineral analysis laboratory and learn about the many mineral resource development activities currently underway in northwestern Ontario, as well as visit the Amethyst Mine Panorama.

Mine Life Cycle Tour (August 16 to 19, 2020)  

This tour will focus on all phases of the mining cycle and the Timmins area. The Tour will include site visits to an operating underground mine and provide participants with opportunities to learn from industry speakers sharing their professional experiences as they set a foundation for the Tour while also providing glimpses into mineral resource, mining and environmental careers. Accommodation will be provided by the Canadian Ecology Centre.

Mineral Resources and Mining Foundations Tour (August 19 to 21, 2020)    

This tour will focus on providing participants with a foundational understanding of Earth science and mineral resources, through education and training workshops and local field trips; engaging with education and industry professionals; and site visits to mine service supply companies in North Bay. Accommodations will be provided by the Canadian Ecology Centre.

Please visit the Canadian Ecology Centre web site for more details about the tours and to complete your registration. https://www.canadianecology.ca/professional-development/miningtour/