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Montana Tech Mining Engineering

Montana   Tech   Mining Camp:   What   a   Blast!

Recruiting Future Mining Engineers, June 17-22, 2018

Touring World Museum of Mining

Touring the World Museum of Mining.

Touring the World Museum of Mining

Touring the World Museum of Mining.

Panning for Sapphires at GEM Mountain

Panning for Sapphires at GEM Mountain.

Panning for Sapphires at GEM Mountain

Panning for Sapphires at GEM Mountain.

Panning for Sapphires at GEM Mountain

Panning for Sapphires at GEM Mountain.

Panning for Sapphires at GEM Mountain

Panning for Sapphires at GEM Mountain.

Touring Imerys’ Yellowstone Talc Mine

Touring Imerys’ Yellowstone Talc Mine.

Touring Imerys’ Yellowstone Talc Mine

Touring Imerys’ Yellowstone Talc Mine.

Touring Stillwater’s East Boulder Mine

Touring Stillwater’s East Boulder Mine.

Touring Stillwater’s East Boulder Mine
Operating mucker at the Orphan Boy Mine on Montana Tech’s campus

Operating mucker at the Orphan Boy Mine on Montana Tech’s campus.

Preparing to drill a blasting round in the Orphan Boy Mine on Montana Tech’s Campus

Operating the pan scraper simulator.

Operating the haul truck simulator.

Operating the haul truck simulator.

Operating the dragline simulator.

Operating the dragline simulator.

Conducting a test in the Montana Tech Mining Engineering Department rock mechanics lab.

Conducting a test in the Montana Tech Mining Engineering Department Rock Mechanics Lab.

Conducting a test in the Montana Tech Mining Engineering Department ventilation lab.

Conducting a test in the Montana Tech Mining Engineering Department Rock Mechanics Lab.

Conducting a test in the Montana Tech Mining Engineering Department rock mechanics lab.

Touring the Montana Tech Rock and Mineral Museum.

2016 What a Blast! Mining Camp attendees.

2016 What a Blast! Mining Camp attendees.

2016 What a Blast! Mining Camp attendees.

2016 What a Blast! Mining Camp attendees.

Mark your calendars: the 2017 What a Blast! Montana Tech Mining Camp is scheduled for the week of June 17, 2018.

This fun, educational camp will immerse camp participants in the world of mining and teach them about the many benefits of a career in mining engineering, including:

  • Wealth creation
  • Positive impacts on the economy
  • Improving the standard of living in third-world countries
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Sustainability

2017 Sponsors

Montana Tech thanks our valued sponsors for making the What a Blast! camp possible.

*Indicates corporate sponsor. **Indicates individual sponsors.

  • Barrick Gold North America*
  • Cloud Peak Energy*
  • Blue Range Engineering Co., Inc.*
  • Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation*
  • GEM Mountain*
  • Imerys Talc America*
  • John L. Hoover**
  • Bryan Fairbridge**
  • Jacob Kuchta**
  • Zac Kistinger**
  • Gavin and Claudid Kistinger**
  • Joe and Patti Driscoll**
  • Denver and Anita Winslow**
  • Kiewit Mining Group*
  • Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute*
  • Stillwater Mining Company*
Barrick North America  Cloud Peak Energy Blue Range Engineering  Gem Mountain Dennis Washington Foundation  Imerys Talc  Kiewit  Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute Stillwater Mining Company