Missouri S&T experimental mine is haunted, through Halloween

October 20, 2015

We have heard of some unique reclamation or multipurpose ideas for mines, but none have been as spooky as this one. Missouri University of Science and Technology mining engineering students have created things that go bump — and scream! — in the night at this year’s Haunted Mine, which opens Oct. 23 in Missouri S&T’s Experimental Mine.

“Examples of rooms are a Frankenstein room, a clown and carnival room and an exorcism room just to give a taste,” says Katherine Burke, a junior in mining engineering. “This year at the mine, we have acquired new props, and all of the rooms have different themes.”

The Haunted Mine will be open 5:30-11 p.m. Oct. 23, 24, 29, 30 and 31. The mine will open 4-5:30 p.m. for kids to walk through with the lights on. The Missouri S&T Experimental Mine is located off Bridge School Road in Rolla, about 1.5 miles from campus.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students. A $2 discount is available for bringing three canned goods per person.

The money will benefit the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration; Women in Mining; the International Society for Explosives Engineers; the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association; and the S&T Mine Rescue and mucking teams.

The profits are divided by hours worked per person, and then each person gets to allocate where they would like their money to go.
For more information about the Haunted Mine, call 573-341-6406.

“It’s a unique experience,” Burke says. “There are plenty of haunted houses around, but how many people can say they’ve been in a Haunted Mine?”

A video of the Haunted Mine that was produced in 2012 can be found here.

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