Mining Week Begins Today at The Forks

Mining Week Begins Today at The Forks

Panning for gold during Mining Week 2010 at The Forks (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Mining Week returns for another year beginning today until Saturday at The Forks.

Manitoba Rocks! brings out more than 3,000 visitors annually, and showcases minerals and mining through free and fun activities for the whole family.

“The mineral industry is Manitoba’s second-largest primary resource industry and is a key contributor to the provincial economy,” said Dave Chomiak, Innovation, Energy and Mines Minister.

Events include panning for gold, digging for fossils, watching the experts cut and polish precious stones and more.

Hours for Manitoba Rocks! are 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Friday, May 27, and 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 28.