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Mining Engineering Overview - Preparation - Day In The Life -
Earnings - Employment - Career Path Forecast - Professional Organizations - Overview PowerPoint - Overview Podcast


Mining and geological engineers, including mining safety engineers, find, extract, and prepare coal, metals, and minerals for use by manufacturing industries and utilities. They design open-pit and underground mines, supervise the construction of mine shafts and tunnels in underground operations, and devise methods for transporting minerals to processing plants. Mining engineers are responsible for the safe, economical, and environmentally sound operation of mines. Some mining engineers work with geologists and metallurgical engineers to locate and appraise new ore deposits. Others develop new mining equipment or direct mineral-processing operations that separate minerals from the dirt, rock, and other materials with which they are mixed. Mining engineers frequently specialize in the mining of one mineral or metal, such as coal or gold.

With increased emphasis on protecting the environment, many mining engineers are working to solve problems related to land reclamation and to water and air pollution.

Mining safety engineers use their knowledge of mine design and practices to ensure the safety of workers and to comply with State and Federal safety regulations. They inspect the surfaces of walls and roofs, monitor air quality, and examine mining equipment for compliance with safety practices.
 

Mining Engineering Resources

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Overview:
Overview of Mining Engineering
Preparation:
Admission Requirements, Accredited Programs
Day in the Life:
Teams and Coworkers, Tasks, the Workplace
Earnings:
Salary Ranges
Employment:
Statistics, Industries, Types of Employers
Career Path Forecast:
Predictions
Professional Organizations:
Resources, Networking, Support
Podcast:
Overview of the field of Mining Engineering
Internet Resources:
American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers
Government, Education and Mining (GEM) Program
The Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration

Note: Some resources in this section are provided by the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
 

 


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