Students at Missouri University of Science and Technology are planning a spooky treat for people who want to visit S&T’s Experimental Mine Facility this Halloween.
Mining engineering student volunteers work at the Haunted Mine to earn funds for the organization of their choice, including the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration; Women in Mining; the International Society for Explosives Engineers; and the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association; as well as for S&T’s mine rescue and mucking teams. The fundraiser has been held every Halloween since 1997.
Tours of the 2013 Haunted Mine will be held from 6 to 11:30 p.m. Oct. 18, 19, 25 and 26. The mine will also be open from 5 to 10 p.m. on Halloween, Oct. 31.
Tickets are $10 for age 11 and up and $8 for children under 10, S&T students and active and veteran military (both with valid IDs).
Small children may visit from 5-6 p.m. Oct. 18, 19, 25 and 26 to walk through the mine with the lights on. The cost is $5 per child.
A $2 discount will be given to each person who brings three canned goods to be donated to the Russell House, a shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence.
The Missouri S&T Experimental Mine is located off Bridge School Road in Rolla, about 1.5 miles from campus.
For more information about the Haunted Mine, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 573-341-4753.