Robert Martin

Hard Rock Miner

Miner Monday - Robert Martin



What type of Miner are you? How long have you been mining and where are you currently mining?
Hard Rock. 12 years, Eagle Mine, Northern Michigan.

Tell us about your mining journey:
Spent a couple of years working surface operations and spent almost the rest of my career is underground mining. Been at Stillwater Mining, Hecla Greens Creek, Lundin Eagle Mine, Absaloka Mine, Montana Tunnels.

What led you to a mining career?
A buddy got me in.

How do you stay alert and keep safety top of mind?
Company policy and personally taking charge of my self.

What advice would you give a miner just starting out?
Don't worry so much about what others have to say. Enjoy the job you are one of so few that work in mining.

What makes or breaks a job's success from your experience?
Pay and benefits.

Do you have any routine hacks, productivity hacks, or mindset hacks that make your job go better?

Get some sleep and get into a routine.

What is one thing you wish more people would know about mining?
What benefits they can get from most companies.

What's Your Favorite Thing to Do Outside of Work?
Spend time with my wife and four kids.
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