Mining Engineer

Mining engineers apply their skill in science and technology to extract minerals from the earth, in this multidisciplinary role.​ Here's a few facts about mining:​ * Gold is elusive, it is believed that more than of 80% of the world’s gold is yet to be discovered, it is buried several thousand metres below the earth’s surface, making it impossible to extract.​ * The ‘Luck of the Irish’ is an old mining term. The Irish had a talent when it came to digging mining fortunes during the golden rush… however, some believed this to be luck which is where the term began.​ * Underground mines can reach extreme depths. The Mponeng gold mine located in South Africa, is the deepest operational mine in the world. Which is currently at 3.84km with a plan to extend to 4.27km.​