Quote:I never thought that a hole in the ground could be 'designed', but I guess that makes sense. Do you ever feel remorse for having fucked up God's creation?
a lot more work goes into creating mines than you think. there's a great deal of effort put into locating the resources you're digging for, then there's optimizing the shape of the mine to maximize the ore/whatever you're digging for while minimizing the amount of waste rock you pull out.
Quote:Exploration geologists spend weeks living in a tent out in the bush - they love it, just like camping they tell me.
i'm working on my BS in geology right now, and probably grad school until i get my phd, and likely going into research. of course, i have been warned that for most jobs you're still going to be behind a computer for more time than being outside, but i've also heard stories about being paid 300 bucks a day (straight outta school) camping in the western US searching for geothermal energy.