People attending Minerals North this week will have the chance to see what its like to operate heavy equipment.

The company New Gold is bringing its simulation system that shows how to operate, back hoes and mine trucks.

Blackwater Project Director Tim Bekhuys says the simulator is like a big video game for adults.

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Bekhuys says the simulator will be at Minerals North starting on Thursday.

He says the public is welcome to come see and use it in the afternoon.