Testing the wa­ters

Central and North Burnett Times - - WOMEN IN MINING -

GET­TING out­side un­der the sun is Adele Swanton’s favourite part about her job.

She is the Goondicum Re­sources mines’ only en­vi­ron­men­tal co-or­di­na­tor, and although most of her time is spent in­side a Bris­bane of­fice, she does get out in the field.

“A lot of my job is about wa­ter sampling and dust mon­i­tor­ing,” the 27-year-old said.

“It’s about mak­ing sure the mine is com­ply­ing with leg­is­la­tion. When I get back to the city it’s a lot of data en­try, so I like com­ing out to the coun­try and get­ting out­side.”

It was Ms Swanton’s first time work­ing for a min­ing com­pany, although she had done con­tract work for mines be­fore.

“I mostly deal with man­agers at the Bris­bane of­fice, but when­ever I come out here, it’s great. All the blokes are re­ally easy to get along with,” she said.


TESTING TIME: Adele Swanton is the mines' en­vi­ron­men­tal co-or­di­na­tor, which in­volves a lot of wa­ter testing.

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