Australia is a mining nation. This can be seen from the fact that there are many mines located all throughout Australia. Port Headland, Kalgoorlie, Broome and Perth are just some of major mining areas in Western Australia, the largest mining state of Australia. There are other mine sites in Australia as well. Argyle, Broome, Cannington, Dubbo, Ellendale and Hamersly are some of the major mining towns in Australia apart from the famous Western Australian mining towns. Several mines are also located at places such as Moranbah, Mt Isa, Olympic Dam, Ranger and Robe River.
A variety of positions are available at these mine sites. The available positions vary from that of a bogger operator to drill and blast engineers to the jumbo operators. For those having additional training or experience, there are higher positions available such as that of a geologist, or metallurgical technician or site manager.
Many of the important minerals are extracted from the Australian mines. Australia is one of the largest producer and exporter of iron ore, nickel, bauxite, copper, gold, silver, uranium, diamond, opal, zinc, coal, oil shale, petroleum and natural gas. Mines in Australia are one of the world’s safest and technologically advanced mines. This has been because of the stringent health and safety norms enforced by the state and central government agencies.