Hunting for treasure!
Before mining, comes exploration. Prospectors and explorers are enormously important to the resource development industry. With an entrepreneurial spirit and a sense of adventure, they use a combination of field work and technology to identify potential deposits.
Behind every discovery there are a lot of people with a variety of skills. It also takes perseverance, science, and financial resources to explore, stake a claim, study, and drill a mineral exploration target.
Mining, and the benefits that come from it, is sustained by a healthy exploration environment.
Mining has a small footprint, but exploration briefly touches a tiny piece of ground. Only one in a thousand exploration projects become a mine.
Here’s a list of jobs in the fascinating world of mineral exploration!
Fixed wing aircraft pilot
Fixed wing aircraft engineer
Geophysical surveyor (aerial and ground)
Geoscience field assistant
Helicopter aircraft engineer
Ice road building crew