Hobert Salyers

Coal Miner
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Type of Miner?
Where are you currently mining?
Paramont coal deep mine 41 in Virginia
How long have you been mining?
5 years since I was 18

What do you find most rewarding about your job as a miner?
The brotherhood you build with your crew and the money to better yourself and family

What are some of the challenges you face regularly in your work, and how do you address them?
The seam we mine jawbone is know for its adverse roof conditions and high levels of methane

Are there any particular skills or qualifications that are essential for someone interested in becoming a miner?
Good work ethic and willing to be a team player

How has your experience in the mining industry shaped your perspective on the importance of mining in our society?
With out mining the world we know would not exist

How do you see the future of mining evolving, and what opportunities or challenges do you anticipate?
I see mining becoming more common with the growth of the world into the future
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