Geologists study the composition, structure and other physical attributes of the earth, including the relationships and effects of tectonic plates and seismic activity.
Geologists conduct a range of preliminary surveys and studies dating fossils and rocks to assess the economic viability and the life of the mine. Geologists are involved in the entire mine process, starting with the exploration of mineral deposits, assisting with drill hole plans to extract the minerals, to the rehabilitation of the mine site.
Geologists have a strong interest in science, chemistry, maths and physics. They tend to have strong written and verbal communication skills including analytical and critical thinking skills.
“I love going out in the field collecting samples then being able to work back indoors analysing the samples using scientific methods.” – Stuart, Grange
Tasks for this role
Conducts preliminary surveys of mineral, petroleum and natural gas deposits with prospectors, mining engineers, metallurgists, and other mineral.
Scientists and engineers.
Prepares and supervises the production of laboratory reports and scientific papers.
Conducts studies of the structure, nature and formation of the earth’s crust and the minerals contained in it.
Studies and dates fossils and rock strata to develop knowledge of the evolution and biology of life forms, and to assess their commercial applications.
Studies the effects of natural events, such as erosion, sedimentation, earthquakes and volcanic activity, on the formation of the earth’s surface and sea beds.
- Very high skill level
- Practical and Analytical
- Light/Medium physical demand