Mining covers the areas of:

  • Mineral exploration, extraction and processing
  • Dredging and drilling (including site investigation, wells, oil, gas and environmental drilling)
  • Refining and smelting
  • Quarrying
  • Oil and gas extraction and treatment
  • Services to the mining industry

Associations, peak bodies & government organisations

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Australian Mines & Metals Association
Association of Mining and Exploration Companies
Minerals Council of Australia

Career profiles

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Graham, Mining Engineer

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