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Project / Exploration Geologist

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Geosciences Jobs
Geologist Jobs
Panama All
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Salary Description:
First Quantum Minerals
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Cobre Panama is a leading Greenfields Copper mining project moving into operations. We seek to appoint highly experienced mining people to join our multinational team in Panama.


* Manage all near mine drilling. This could include extensional, infill, sterilisation, geotechnical, geohydrological and metallurgical drilling.
* Ensure that all activities on the property are carried out safely & with relevant environment control. This would be as per responsibilities under relevant Safety rule/regulations.
* Expedite the drilling according to plan.
* Ensure the drilling contractor has safe and secured drill sites with clear drilling instructions where required.
* Drill contract performance management and approval of associated invoices.
* Logging of drilled sample chips and recording of data in database templates for uploading into the database.
* Sampling, numbering and arrangement for sample shipment to Beau Veritas laboratories in Perth.
* Manage and execute all sampling QAQC, data and related control activities (e.g. re-submission of failed results)
* Manage all drilling data into a database according to existing standards, reports and validations
* Assist with geology modelling & interpretation.
* Assist with development of respective resource estimate updates and related geostatistical work
* Assist with recommendations for phases of drilling not related to resource development
* Assist with general site administration and any ad-hoc activities as related to this program of work


* Bachelor of Science (Geology) or Bachelors degree plus Honors in geology, mining geology or equivalent.
* A Minimum 10 years of operational Mining Geology experience.
* Resource calculation experience and practical exposure to exploration geology will be critical.
* Knowledge and understanding of copper open pit mining processes will be advantageous.
* Experience with different deposit types/styles (advantageous).

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