Wednesday, August 03, 2005
Highland Valley Copper Mine
Whoops this is backwards! Stay with me while I try to figure this new picture thing out. This picture is from the same lookout I mentioned below but I am looking right instead of down into the mine. Look to the skyline at the left of the of the photo, do you see the mountains in the background? That is some of the leftovers of what has been pulled out of the mine and has already had the copper extracted.
We took the kids to Highland Valley Copper Mine this weekend. They had an open house, free tours, free hotdogs, popcorn and icecream. They even had free coffee, pop and water to wash it all down it. Uncle Chris the Clown was there, Miss Kamloops was face painting the children of Kamloops it was a wonderful day.
I have some great pictures for you. I don't know if you will get the enormity of the whole thing through the photos or not, but I will try to give it a go. The picture above is taken from a look out directly down into the bottom of the mine. Take a look at those toy trucks down in the bottom of the mine. I will show some photos of those tiny dump trucks in a bit here.