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Senior Exploration Geologist - Central Africa


Ivanhoe Mines is looking for a Senior Exploration Geologist for its regional green field exploration programs in the DRC. The position is initially on a 1-year contract basis may be extended to a permanent position.

About Ivanhoe Mines

Ivanhoe Mines is a TSX-listed mineral exploration and development company advancing three tier-one mine development projects in the Central African Copper belt of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Bushveld Complex in South Africa — Kamoa-Kakula and Kipushi in the DRC, and Platreef in South Africa. The company also holds a large exploration land package outside of Kamoa-Kakula in the DRC that is currently the focus of its exploration activities.

Role Description

To supervise, mentor, train and guide regional exploration teams. To develop and encourage the use of best practice guidelines in the fields of exploration planning, diamond drilling, geological and geotechnical data acquisition and processing

To assemble and integrate regional geological data sets including geology, remote sensing, geochemistry and geophysics and to use these to generate regional exploration models and targets.

To compile advanced geological reports and presentations on Project Geology and Mineralization and to work towards ensuring the project team develop an overall understanding of the geological controls on mineralization of the Project.


At least 5 years’ field based experience at a Senior Geologist level. In depth knowledge of Sedimentary Copper Deposits, ideally with experience of the Central African Copper Belt combined with a strong background in structural geology and sedimentology. Ability to analyse complex data sets and think laterally to develop exploration models. Advanced GIS and 3D modelling software skills.

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