Adam Overstreet

Hard Rock Miner



What type of Miner are you and how long have you been mining? Where are you currently mining?
I've been a hard rock miner for a little over five years at Nyrstar Middle Tennessee Mines

What do you love most about your career?

I love all the jobs I get to do. Mostly Scaling, because I'm the first line of defense in personnel safety. 

If there was one thing you could change about the mining industry, what would it be?

One thing I'd change is the safety culture. We have the equipment to make things safer, but seems like more and more of our brothers fall every year.
What advice would you give a miner just starting out?

I'd tell a new miner the same thing I tell all new hires I see. Keep your head on a swivel and check everything on your rig and work place thoroughly. 

What are your favorite things to do outside of work?

On my off time, I like to relax with my family and work outside.

What is one fun fact about you? 

I've wrote more songs under ground than I ever have on the surface.

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