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Mining industry Norrland

Experiences with the mining industry

Maurice
post 7.Jan.2017, 06:32 PM
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Hello,

I'm an 18 year old and clueless about the mining industry in Sweden.
The only thing I heard about that it destroys your body but earns a lot of money.
What kinda jobs are there in the mining industry? Any degrees needed to apply for a job? And how is the job, is it boring or just the total opposite?

Anyone with experiences that might share it?

Kind regards
Maurice Maenhout
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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 8.Jan.2017, 03:42 AM
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Joined: 21.Dec.2006

Oh, come all you young fellers, young and so fine
Seek not your fortune in the dark dreary mine
It'll form as a habit and seep in your soul
'Till the stream of your blood runs as black as the coal

Where it's dark as a dungeon, damp as the dew
Danger is double, pleasures are few
Where the rain never falls, the sun never shines
It's dark as a dungeon way down in the mine
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Hisingen
post 9.Jan.2017, 03:34 PM
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Joined: 5.Jul.2012

That last line stirs up some memories, but for the life of me I cannot recall from where. Who was the poet, and from whence did he come?

That last line . . . . ??
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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 9.Jan.2017, 06:17 PM
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I'll give you the song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epCeMBDm3FU

It's by Johnny Cash...Written by Merle Travis...
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Maurice
post 11.Jan.2017, 06:00 PM
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Com'n guys haha showing up with poems that describes a mining industry from the last century, I've looked up nowadays a mine is completely different then what it used to be.
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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 14.Jan.2017, 05:04 AM
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Is it really different???

Mining, anywhere is dangerous...
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Hisingen
post 14.Jan.2017, 11:46 PM
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Joined: 5.Jul.2012

It is still a long way underground, the galleries are never very high. There is always the risk of either an explosion or a cave-in, and people still die down there. That has NOT changed, despite any improvement in technology.
So in truth - what more so you expect? A cushy ride??

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Peter1234
post 19.Jan.2017, 11:05 PM
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QUOTE (Maurice @ 7.Jan.2017, 06:32 PM) *
Hello, I'm an 18 year old and clueless about the mining industry in Sweden. The only thing I heard about that it destroys your body but earns a lot of money. What kinda jo ... (show full quote)


Hello Maurice! As a mining engineer I can tell you that of course also in mining a degree and good education became fundamentally important. Mining in Sweden is a high tech industry, highly automised and has barely anything to do with the images of mine workers we see from decades ago. There are of course all Kind of professions, from mechanical, electrical, to quality, chemical and mineralogical engineers, human resources, accounting etc.
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