CADIA Valley Operations (CVO) wants to be seen as a good corporate citizen, says Australian National Field Days chairman Rob Armstrong.
CVO is the feature exhibit for this year’s field days and Mr Armstrong says it is important for mining and agriculture to work together.
“They want to show that they are trying to do the right thing by the community and their shareholders. They want to educate the public,” he said.
Mr Amstrong said the exhibit should be one to remember, as CVO had an opportunity to be transparent with the public.
“Normally you can’t get access [to the mine] so this shows the public what it’s like, what happens at a mine,” he said.
The exhibit will contain more than 20 different displays, taking visitors on a journey through the mining cycle, from exploration to ore processing and mine closure.
CVO general manager Tony McPaul said he would like people to walk away with a better understanding of what the mine does.
“A stand-out feature includes experiencing the underground mining environment through a replica underground tunnel and simulated tour,” he said.
“Other highlights include testing your driving skills with mining machinery simulators, finding out how much you are worth in gold, getting up close and personal with underground machinery and activities at the Cadia Kids Club for our younger visitors.”
Sites are still available for exhibitors.
The field days committee hopes 20,000 people walk through the gates this year.
The field days run from October 16 to 18 at Borenore.