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What do Mining Engineers do?

Mining Engineers are responsible for the efficient development of mines and other surface and underground operations used to extract natural resources. Their responsibilities require them to understand their environment as well as the structures in which they work. They are involved with everything from initial surveys to the final closure and land rehabilitation.

Where do they work?

Mining engineers often specialize in a specific material (coal, gold, etc.) and work where that material is abundant. They generally have onsite offices, but spend much of their time in and around the mines.

Who are they?

Mining Engineers come from a variety of different backgrounds and from numerous locations across the globe. Let’s take a moment to meet some from right here in South Dakota:

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