Over 400 Northparkes family and friends visited CMOC-Northparkes on Saturday, 29th April. Even the weather couldn’t dampen spirits, and everyone enjoyed the chance to see where their family members go to work every day.
People caught buses from Northparkes Oval and once off the bus they got to enjoy the heavy vehicle display made up of underground loaders, dump trucks, graders, trucks, cranes and more.
They then took a train tour ride around the ore processing area, and then checked out the underground mining display and SCADA control room. Kids loved the chance to do some cool experiments with our Lab team, learned about our Environment and Farming activities and even made a pet rock to take home with our Geologists!
Then people reached Kids’ Corner where the fun was only just beginning! This was a chance for parents to relax and grab a coffee and something to eat and listen to live music while the kids burned their last bit of energy on a rock climbing wall, a kids’ construction zone and getting their face painted.
A huge thank you to all of the local vendors who came out to site to support this special event for our families. Also to each and every one of our employee volunteers who helped in any way, events like this do not happen without the support of so many people. The smiles on the faces of all our special visitors definitely made it worth it!