ST. LOUIS (October 12, 2022) – After a two-year hiatus, the annual Fall Rocks celebration returns to the Missouri Mines State Historic Site Powerhouse Museum in Park Hills, Missouri, on Saturday, October 29, from 5 to 8 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Missouri Mines State Historic Site and The Doe Run Company (Doe Run), the family-friendly event features activities and games that teach the importance of Missouri’s mineral resources. Fall Rocks is free and open to the public.

“We are so happy that the Fall Rocks event will be returning this year, because it reminds us to take pride in what our region has to offer,” said Brian Mangogna, general manager at Doe Run’s Southeast Missouri Mining and Milling Division (SEMO). “Missouri mining helps supply vital minerals to the world, like the lead used in batteries to start our cars and to store clean energy from solar panels and wind farms.”

Hard hat decorating, cookie mining, toothpaste making, and a mineral challenge are just a few of the activities that families can look forward to this year. Free snacks and refreshments will also be provided. Doe Run staff and volunteers will run the activity stations, and state park staff will be available to answer questions about mining and minerals in the Old Lead Belt. The Powerhouse Museum will be open for guests to explore exhibits about the history of mining technology, including both the mining equipment and mineral gallery.

The Missouri Mines State Historic Site is located at 4000 State Highway 32 in Park Hills, which is on the south side of Highway 32 at the Flat River Drive overpass, 1.5 miles west of U.S. Highway 67.

For more information, contact Mark Hogges at the Powerhouse Museum at (573) 431-6226 or Kim Midgett at (573) 244-8113, or visit the Missouri State Parks website.

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