On Thursday 19 March 2015 Ron Smith’s Earth Science 11 students visited inside a copper mine, and then travelled to the top of the world in Squamish! While at the Britannia Mine they learned about the copper production process, explored beautiful blue copper phosphate deposits along the walls of the mine shafts, and panned for gold! Then, while at the Sea-to-Sky Gondola summit, the students studied geological phenomena ‘up-close’, e.g., dikes, volcanic rocks, and glacial shaping of the landscape. Students also crossed the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge and viewed the Spirit Trail and ‘The Chief’ viewing platforms.

Take a virtual tour of the Sea-to-Sky viewing platform…

To find out more about the Britannia Mining Museum please visit: http://www.britanniaminemuseum.ca/

To find out more about the Sea-to-Sky Gondola please visit: http://www.seatoskygondola.com/