Field Trips

Off-site Field Trips

Discover new innovations, create meaningful dialogue and get inspired by participating in off-site field trips and technical tours. See firsthand how others in the minerals industry are improving methods, overcoming obstacles and reaching operational goals.


Field trips are subject to cancellation based on limited attendance. Make your reservations for field trips during your conference registration.


Thursday, February 27, 2020 | 7:30 am - 2:30 pm | $65

*30 attendee max. Ticket price includes transportation.

Get a sense of the Resolution Copper project with a surface tour of our West Plant grounds adjacent to the Town of Superior, Arizona, and our East Plant site at Oak Flat.

At our West Plant, you’ll see our work to reclaim the historic Magma Copper mine tailings area, smelter and smokestack, as well as the entrance to the Never Sweat Tunnel and our Water Treatment Plant.

After the stop at West Plant, you’ll visit our East Plant at Oak Flat where the Never Sweat Tunnel leads. There you’ll see the head frames of the No. 9 Shaft and No. 10 Shaft to learn more about the underground mining process and the future of the project.

Please wear steel toed shoes. Bring a hard hat if you have one. Remaining PPE will be provided.

  • Welcome and overview of Resolution at office (with bathroom break)
  • Overview of site at overlook
  • Water treatment plant
  • Smelter town
  • Reclamation
  • Visit downtown and lunch
  • Drive to and visit Oak Flat
  • Drive to shaft area for overlook
  • Leave from shaft area, return to Resolution office for departure


Wednesday, February 26 – Thursday, February 27 | $395

*35 attendee max. Ticket price includes transportation, hotel stay, some meals, and any entrance fees.

Get a sense of the historic Bisbee Copper Queen Mine with a surface tour of our in-active open pit, reclamation areas and mine shop in the morning. Lunch will be provided and then our journey will continue in the afternoon with a tour of the underground workings all in the town in Bisbee, Arizona.

At our surface operations, you’ll see our work to reclaim the historic stockpiles, tailings, and mill areas, as well as an overlook of the Lavender Pit. We’ll swing by the old mine shops seeing some of the equipment left just as it was back in the mid-1970’s when the mine closed.

After lunch we’ll have a chance to visit the town of Bisbee where we’ll land at the famous underground Queen Mine taking a step back through the pages of history. We’ll head 1,500 feet into the underground mine workings.

The bus departs at 2 pm on Wednesday, February 26 and will return by 7:30 pm on Thursday, February 27.

Please bring warm, casual clothes and closed-toe shoes. No sleeveless shirts are permitted. PPE will be provided at the mine site.