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Field School

Years 3 and 4 of the BTech (Mining) program each include an intensive, two-week field placement at Queen’s University in Kingston and at Northern College’s Haileybury School of Mines in Haileybury, ON.


You will learn practical, hands-on skills in the use of modern tools and equipment, data acquisition and interpretation, group work and report writing. A focus on occupational health and safety is emphasized throughout.


KINGSTON: Field School I includes an introduction to laboratory techniques and data analysis, rock mechanics, blasting technology, and mineral processing.

HAILEYBURY: Field School II includes a study of geology and rocks, mine ventilation, an introduction to metallurgical techniques, as well as surveying technologies.

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