Mining and Tunneling Machines


Working in the mining industry can be dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. Regular training is essential and understanding the machines you’re working around or operating plays an important role in all aspects of the industry.

Each type of mining equipment comes with its own set of mining activities. The most common types of mining equipment vary depending on whether the work is carried out above or below ground, or if gold, metals, coal, or oil are being mined. From drills and excavators to crushing and grinding equipment, the mining industry has all the right tools.

New to the job and want to find out what it all means? Here are some of the most common types of equipment used in the industry:

  • Mining drills
  • Blasting tools
  • Earthmoving equipment
  • Crushing equipment
  • Feeding, conveying, and on-line elemental analysis equipment