The women miners of Instagram [images]

While mining is still a male dominated industry, there are plenty of women filling valuable roles in the sector, and their number is on the rise.

Sourced from the popular image-sharing service Instagram, these pictures show some of the hard work and long hours women invest in their work.

But they also capture some of the beauty, fun, and community spirit they bring to the mining industry:

@mort_68 One chapter closes another opens #mining #dumptrucks #construction "bigger machinery, new roster, new journey

@mort_68 Rainbow & Raindrops … Had to share as taken on my iPhone & think I captured it fairly well

@mort_68 Missing around camp; please tag & report if found ….

emilyjharries 5 days of 3am starts and 12hr working days is taking it's toll on me & still have 2 more to go!…oh well, wouldn't give my job up for the world! #womeninmining #miningaustralia

natemwa PINK!! #womeninmining

makemestunningjade Just another #night at #work. #shovel #mining #womeninmining #Australua #komatsu #nightshift

makemestunningjade Just another #day at #work enjoying this amazing #weather in my #watercart! Yaaaay #summer is almost here!! #mines #cat #truck

makemestunningjade Where I #work. So glad to be on break! Woo hoo! #mining #gold #australia #dumptruck

natemwa dope!

natemwa pink reflectors!!!

mort_68 Underground Dumpy

mort_68 Dumpy @ work #construction #mining #minesite

mort_68 My daughter's 1250 digger down #mining #mothers #daughters so good old loader filling in #minesite

mort_68 Baby Dumpy in workshop #mining #minesite #dumptrucks #trucks #womeninmining

Ruth Jenkins, about to head underground.

If you have any memories or photos you'd like to share, email them to editor@miningaustralia.com.au

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