Erica Allen

Underground Mine Geologist


What type of Miner are you and how long have you been mining? 
Underground Mine Geo  1.5 years

Where are you currently mining?
Young Mine in Tennessee for Nyrstar

What led you to mining?
My friend and colleague from college.

Do you have any routine hacks, productivity hacks, or mindset hacks that make your job go better?
Asking questions and learning from others. 

What are the 2 to 5 most important things in life for you?  And what order do you prioritize them?
First and foremost, my son, Nathan.  My family and friends are very important to me. I prioritize them in that order.

What are the top 3 most important skills to build a successful mining career?
Learn from more experienced miners, be dependable and dedicated,  and put in an honest day’s work.

What is one fun fact about you?
I left teaching to become a miner. I am proud to be a third generation miner.  
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