About the industry
Australia’s mining industry is a pillar of our economic growth and stability, contributing to being a leader and one of the world's largest exporters of coal, iron ore, bauxite, alumina, and many other resources. The mining industry is a diverse, interesting environmentment, consisting of the discovery, valuation, development, exploitation, processing, and marketing of useful minerals or precious metals. This powerhouse industry combines a variety of skills and knowledge that can be applied to various facets and careers offered in design, maintenance, engineering, law, and management.
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Expectation vs Reality
Mining just involves digging dirtMany believe that a job in mining is just digging and dirtvs
There are many areas involved in MiningThere are many aspects to this industry these include mining ore, coal and rocks in an underground setting. Design and build supportive entryways for transportation to and from the mines. Operate explosives to break up large groups of ore and rocks. Drive underground mining equipment to transport resources from one location to another.
Mining involves dangerous underground tasksMining is a dangerous job, with many task requiring underground work.vs
Australian Mines are the safest in the worldIn the past 20 years, Australian underground mines have become some of the safest most productive mines in the world and are now seen as the world’s best practice
What positive impact does the mining industry have on the world?
The heart of mining is literally at the centre of the universe, powering the way society functions and operates effectively. Most importantly, mining is a source of mineral commodities that all countries find essential for maintaining and improving their standards of living. With you leading the change and fostering opportunity, many around the world can enjoy the things we take for granted, such as roads, essential buildings, and power to satellites.