Queensland or QLD is second largest mining estate in Australia, next to Western Australia. Queensland offer a gentler climate than Western Australia and the mining areas are also somewhat densely populated. Thus, a great lifestyle waits at QLD for anyone who is interesting in a mining career. Currently at mines in QLD, many opportunities are available as dump truck drivers and operators for excavators, dozers, front end loaders, boggers and jumbos, labourers, trades assistants, sample preparers, surveyors, fitters, mechanics and boilermakers. There are a huge opportunities in QLD mining companies even for those who want less physically demanding positions, like administrators, cleaners, housekeepers, kitchen hands, chefs and cooks. There is a job available for everyone, no matter what skilled they have in QLD.
There are many mines in QLD and all the all big mining companies of the world have their operations in QLD. Coal, gold, silver, copper, lead, and nickel are some of the minerals extracted from the QLD mines. There are various diamond and opal mines QLD especially around Quilpie and Yowah. Some of these mines are underground, whereas some are open pit or open cut.
Tourism and mining are two of the biggest industries in QLD and have helped in developing the economy of Queensland. A large number of migrants come to QLD every year because of its vast minerals deposits of bauxite, coal, silver, lead, zinc, gold, and copper.