Mining is definitely a serious business, but some of the people in the industry can still be funny. At Mining Examiner, we mind about the lighter side of the business, so here’s a list of the best mining-related memes.

1. Paradoxical activist

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Just to use in case of emergency… Is taking a picture of my veggie meal an emergency? I hope so.

2. Just another day hanging out at work!

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Look at me, riding a cat… terpillar!

3. Gold miners

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Fortunately, there’s still a sense of humour in the gold mining industry.

4. How about coal miners?

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You wish was so exciting like your mother thinks it is.

5. Mining engineer

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Surrender yourself to the computer and mighty software!

6. Keep mining, boys!

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Sorry to disappoint you, guys…

7. The mean boss

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An homage to lots of people who talk about mining like if they know a lot about it, when they clearly don’t.

8. Alright, Gina

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Gina Reinhart, an Australian mining heiress who is currently the president of the Hancock Prospecting group, has a strange vision of the world.

9. 2013 Most eligible bachelorette

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Well, congratulations, Abby, we’re sure you deserved it.

10. Message to the EMA

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The environment says “thank you”, is that it?!

11. Advanced safety

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Vest: check. Helmet: check. Gloves? Camon, guys, you always leave Joe alone.

12. What a lesson

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Sometimes, more than we think.

13. Looks perfectly safe to me

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That skull might be a sign, just saying!

14. Confused coal activist

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Well, how else will he be able to send emails and organize protests?

15. UBC Mining engineers

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Hipster mines (and dog) are cool!