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UMR’s Experimental Mine on Bridge School Road in Rolla, Mo., will be turned into a "haunted mine" on Oct. 22-23 and Oct. 29-30. This is the eighth year for the event.

The Dr. Jim Scott Mining Society at UMR is hosting the a haunted mine. It will be open to the public from 5 p.m.-midnight each evening.

Admission to the mine is $6 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. In addition, visitors to the mine will receive $1 off the admission price by bringing two canned goods. The canned goods will be donated to the Russell House, a local shelter for abused women and children.

Proceeds from the haunted mine will benefit the four student professional organizations in UMR’s mining and nuclear engineering department: the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) student chapter, the International Society of Explosive Engineers student chapter, the Women in Mining student chapter, and the National Sand, Stone and Gravel Association student chapter.

UMR students will assist in parking and guiding visitors to the mine. Visitors will be issued hardhats before entering the mine, and guides will be available in the mine to assist them.

For more information, contact UMR’s mining and nuclear engineering department at (573) 341-4753 or email, or call the UMR Experimental Mine Facility at (573) 341-6406.

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