Rockhounds tour copper mine

Yellowhead Mining Inc. invited the Raft River Rockhounds to its Harper Creek copper-gold-silver exploration project for a tour on Aug. 9

Raft River Rockhounds meet with Yellowhead Mining staff for a tour of the proposed copper-gold-silver mine at Harper Creek. Pictured are (l-r) Yellowhead chair Gregory Hawkins

Yellowhead Mining Inc. invited the Raft River Rockhounds to its Harper Creek copper-gold-silver exploration project for a tour on Aug. 9.  Meeting at the core shack in Vavenby, members were shown core samples and maps of the mine area, learning about mineral identification and how the operation functions.

General maintenance contractor Tim Pennell showed us the building where the core samples are sawed for analyzing. This was very interesting to see how the operation functioned, and how everything comes together   after receiving the core samples from the drilling sites.

Club members were then taken to the different potential sites to see the layout of the proposed mine areas.  We were able to break the rocks and found samples of copper.

Raft River Rockhounds extends a huge thank you to Charlene Higgins, the Yellowhead vice president for environment, community and First Nations relations, for arranging this tour, along with Yellowhead chair Gregory Hawkins and mine manager Ryan Papp.


Rockhound club meetings are held once a month at our clubhouse, which is located at On Call Services, Highway 5, Blackpool. Coming up on Sept. 8 will be a tailgate barbeque and yard sale. Everyone will be welcome to browse and/or participate. For more information, please contact Dave Cooper 250-587-6213.


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