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FORMER child care worker Tegan Bauer never guessed a time would come when she would sit up late in bed reading about mining regulations.
But it was not until starting at Goondicum Resources last September she realised how fascinating the industry could be.
“I never pictured myself working at a mining company,” she said.
“It’s made me a lot more curious about how it works. It’s fascinating.
“Any time I see the word ‘mine’ on Facebook now, I have a read and my ears prick up when mining comes on TV. I was sitting in bed last night reading about mining regulations.”
Mrs Bauer worked in administration both in the Monto town office and at the mine site.
“Being one of only a few girls is fine. I was the only girl in the room when we were doing CPR training the other day and that is fine. Our guys are all really friendly,” she said.
“I started out being just part-time but now I work five days a week. Soon I’ll be at the mine site two or three days a week and I’m really looking forward to that.”
KEEN: Tegan Bauer works in administration both in the town office and on site at the mine.