Donna Youngblood

Surface Miner
Miner Strong | Miner Monday | Donna Youngblood
Type of Miner?
Where are you currently mining?
Freeport McMoran Copper and Gold in Morenci Arizona
How long have you been mining?
Been working in the mine off and on for 30+ years!

What do you find most rewarding about your job as a miner?

The money 💚

What are some of the challenges you face regularly in your work, and how do you address them?
Getting older so I’m starting to hurt a little! I don’t stop!❤️

Are there any particular skills or qualifications that are essential for someone interested in becoming a miner?
You can’t be afraid to get dirty! 💗

How has your experience in the mining industry shaped your perspective on the importance of mining in our society?
I just think that people don’t understand that if we don’t mine, they are going to be quite disappointed in their daily lives!💛

How do you see the future of mining evolving, and what opportunities or challenges do you anticipate?
I think one of the biggest challenges is saving as much of the natural land as possible! 💙
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