Albert Draine

Hard Rock Miner



What type of Miner are you and how long have you been mining?
I am in my 27th year of mining. I am a hard rock mostly development miner.

What is one thing you wish more people would know about mining?
I wish everyday forks could see how technology has made impacts leaps and bounds in the industry.

What are key things you look for in your surroundings to identify safety issues?
My key things for safety are miners that want to be safe not a company telling them they have to be safe. Some companies now hire people and do not trust the experience they have just hired. In my book every miner wants to be safe some just need a little guidance.

Do you have any routine hacks, productivity hacks, or mindset hacks that make your job go better?
My hacks for mining STEADY PRESSURE at the face or working area.

If someone questioned if they would like mining, do you have any advice on questions they could ask themselves about their personality etc. that could help them have a better sense of if they should give it a try?
Mining is a time game so if you give it your all, you will receive the greatest returns for your time. Thanks to the industry i have traveled to many places and met many different folks and learned a secondary language in the midst of it all. So give it your all.

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