Field Trip

Site visit to Copper Mountain Mine, Highland Valley Copper, New Afton and Progressive Rubber Industries.

Lynum and Molycop are hosting the SAG Field Trip

Explore 4 sites in 2 days

Friday September 29:

  • 05:30-leave the Parq hotel (we will be leaving on time, do not be late)
  • 09:30-arrive at Copper Mtn Mine
  • 12:00-leave Copper Mtn
  • Lunch on the bus
  • 14:30-arrive Highland Valley Copper Mine
  • 16:30-leave HVC
  • 17:30-arrive for overnight in Kamloops
  • Free time
  • 18:30-cocktails at the hotel
  • 19:30-dinner
  • Free time or you can join Katherine to experience a bit more of Kamloops

Saturday September 30:

  • 07:00-breakfast
  • 08:00-leave hotel (we will be leaving on time, do not be late)
  • 09:00-New Afton Mine
  • 11:30-leave New Afton
  • Lunch
  • 13:00-PRI
  • 15:00-leave PRI
  • 18:30-arrive Parq hotel


  • Times may change as the unexpected can happen.
  • There will be a poster set up in the lobby of the hotel with details.
  • Bring comfortable shoes (no high heels, etc.), long pants and long sleeve shirts.
  • Bring only small bag as we will not be able accommodate big luggage. Please leave at the hotel.
  • You may want to have something to change into while in Kamloops for dinner/cocktails (business casual or causal is acceptable).
  • The temperature can be quite warm but can change rapidly. We will be driving through mountainous areas
  • Be prepared to have some fun, find out what other sites are doing, meeting some new people and of course expect the unexpected.
  • If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to Katherine.
  • Do not plan a flight on Saturday night as there is no guarantee of getting back on time. Recommend booking a room for that night.

Tour Description

SAG Tour map

Site visits of Copper Mountain Mine, Teck/Highland Valley Copper, New Gold's New Afton and Progressive Rubber Industries.

  • Copper Mountain mine is located about 20 km south of Princeton, British Columbia and 300 km east of the port of Vancouver. The Copper Mountain mine is a conventional open pit, truck and shovel operation. The mine has a 45,000 tonnes per day plant that utilizes a conventional crushing, grinding and flotation circuit to produce copper concentrates with gold and silver credits. A new life of mine plan to expand the mill to 65,000 tonnes per day
  • Highland Valley Copper (HVC) Operations is located approximately 17 kilometres west of Logan Lake (about 50 kilometres southwest of Kamloops in British Columbia). Teck has a 100% interest in HVC. HVC produces both copper and molybdenum concentrates through autogenous and semi-autogenous grinding and flotation. Once processed, the metal concentrates are exported overseas, where the majority is sold under long-term sales contracts to smelters.
  • New Afton Mine is a block caving operation, located approximately 10 kilometres outside of Kamloops. New Gold Inc. began construction and development of the New Afton Mine in 2007 and reached commercial production in July 2012, following the first draw-bell blast in September 2011. The operation occupies the site of the historic Afton open pit mine, which operated from 1977 until 1997. The site includes an inactive and dewatered open pit and other historic facilities. New Afton is situated on the Stk’emlupsemc te Secwépemc territory, situated within the unceded traditional lands of the Secwépemc nation.
  • Progressive Rubber Industries (PRI) is one of over 410 companies in Kamloops that manufactures products for mine sites. PRI is the largest private integrated fabrication and rubber lining facility in Western Canada and has been serving the international mining industry for over 25 years. PRI is focused on collaboration with operators to provide innovative, wear resistant equipment that supports maximum uptime in the ongoing pursuit of reduced cost-per-tonne production.