A spooky tradition continues …


The Haunted Mine was briefly illuminated for this photo by B.A. Rupert.

Watch this to get a feel for the Haunted Mine experience: 

It’s the 16th year for Missouri S&T’s one-of-a-kind Halloween tradition and fundraiser for mining engineering students.

Haunted Mine tours will be held from 6 to 11:30 p.m. Oct. 18, 19, 25, 26 and Nov. 1. The mine will also be open from 5 to 10 p.m. on Halloween, Oct. 31. The Missouri S&T Experimental Mine is located off Bridge School Road in Rolla, about 1.5 miles from campus.

Tickets are $10 for age 11 and up and $8 for children under 10, S&T students and active and veteran military (both with valid IDs).

Small children may visit from 5-6 p.m. to walk through the mine with the lights on. The cost is $5 per child.

A $2 discount will be given to each person who brings three canned goods to be donated to the Russell House, a shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence.

Got a creatively carved or painted pumpkin? Send us the pictures of your best pumpkin decorations and we’ll share them here. Email your image to news@mst.edu. Include a short title, along with your first and last name, in the subject line of your email. Or if you’d rather use Twitter or Instagram to share, please tag your photos with the #RollaPumpkin hashtag. You can also download templates for your jack o’ lanterns:

Story by Linda Fulps
Video by Terry Barner


  1. John Francis says

    I think I’ll try laser cutting/engraving my pumpkin this year! maybe using the Joe Miner template?