The mining industry in Australia

The mining industry in Australia

Australia is the ‘lucky country’. Our big brown land is rich in resources and, as a result, is a major supplier of minerals and energy to the world. But how to extract those resources efficiently remains a constant challenge faced by governments and industry everywhere. Take the current technology era for example. Producing and powering vehicles, machinery, computers and telecommunications devices is a high priority for all of us, and depends on a using a vast array of energy and minerals.

That’s why Mining Engineering is vital. It’s all about the planning, safety, design, operation, management and sustainability of mines. Mining Engineers are responsible for the safe, economic and environmentally sound extraction of minerals and resources from our precious earth.

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