Join Doe Run in Celebrating Missouri’s Mining History During Old Miners’ Days
19 Sep 2018
On Oct. 5-7, The Doe Run Company (Doe Run) and the Viburnum community will celebrate the region’s mining history at the 32nd Annual Old Miners’ Days festival. The event includes free tours of Doe Run’s mines on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“Each year, we invite visitors to go roughly 1,250 feet underground to see a working lead mine,” said Steve Batts, vice president – Southeast Missouri Operations at Doe Run. “Doe Run is one of the largest employers in Viburnum, and we enjoy showing our family, friends and neighbors what it’s like to be a lead miner underground.”
More than 100 Doe Run employees volunteer their time each year to make Old Miners’ Days a success. Mining equipment, such as haul trucks and loaders, will be on display, along with an area where children can see how the equipment works by moving sand with remote-controlled loaders.
Old Miners’ Days attracts thousands of visitors to enjoy music, food and family-friendly activities. The variety of activities provide fun for any age, including a parade, car show, Viburnum’s Got Talent, musical performances, children’s games, and more. Learn more about Old Miners’ Days and view the full schedule of events at https://www.oldminersdays.com/.
“Doe Run and our predecessors have been mining here since the late 1960s, but mining has been part of this region’s history for more than 300 years,” said Batts. “Each year we look forward to celebrating this history while showing our appreciation for our community.”
About The Doe Run Company
Based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, The Doe Run Company is a privately held natural resources company and a global provider of lead, copper and zinc concentrates. Dedicated to environmentally responsible mineral and metal production, Doe Run operates one of the world’s largest, single-site lead recycling centers, located in Boss, Missouri, and mines from one of the world’s largest lead mining districts, also in Missouri. The Doe Run Company and its subsidiaries deliver products and services necessary to provide power, protection and convenience. Doe Run has operations in Missouri, Washington and Arizona. For more information, visit www.doerun.com and sustainability.doerun.com.