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With fall comes the excitement of Missouri S&T’s annual Haunted Mine hosted by mining engineering students. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the fundraiser. Tours will be held 6-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20; Saturday, Oct. 21; Friday, Oct. 27; Saturday, Oct. 28, and Halloween night on Tuesday, Oct. 31. The Missouri S&T Experimental Mine is located off Bridge School Road at 12350 Spencer Road in Rolla, approximately 1.5 miles from campus.
From 4:30 to 6 p.m., a $5 walk-through will be available for those who prefer to experience the mine with the lights on. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for S&T students and military veterans with valid IDs, and $13 for children under 10. A $3 discount will be given to each individual who brings three canned goods to donate to the Russell House, a shelter for victims of domestic violence.
Members of the Optimist Club of Rolla will sell cider, with proceeds going to a women’s and children’s community service group.
In 1997 student volunteers from the S&T mining engineering department began transforming the experimental mine into a Haunted Mine to earn funds to send student members to competitions and conferences throughout the year. Students from the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration; the Society of Women in Mining; the International Society of Explosives Engineers; the National Stone, Sand, and Gravel Association; the Mine Rescue Team; and the mucking teams all participate in what has become the department’s largest fundraiser.
For safety, please wear flat, close-toed shoes, such as canvas and exercise shoes or boots. For more information or group accommodations, please contact Paige Cochran, senior in mining engineering, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the mining and nuclear engineering department at 341-6406.