Once again, mining engineering students at Missouri University of Science and Technology are planning for underground fright nights at S&T’s Experimental Mine.
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Missouri S&T’s Experimental Mine becomes “haunted” every Halloween.
The Haunted Mine has been held every year since 1997 and serves as the main fundraiser for mining engineering activities and student organizations.
Mining engineering students volunteer to work at the Haunted Mine this time of year. They 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 2011 Haunted Mine will be open from 6-11:30 p.m. on Oct. 21, 22, 28 and 29. It will also be open on Halloween from 5-10 p.m. Additionally, a “kids night” will be held on Oct. 21 from 5-6 p.m. to allow young children to walk through the mine with the lights on. The cost for “kids night” is $5 per child.
Regular tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children, S&T students (with valid ID) and active military (with valid ID). 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 on Bridge School Road in Rolla, about 1.5 miles from campus.
For more information about the Haunted Mine, call 573-341-4753.