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Mine Geologist


Tanami, NT, AU (Australia)

Our Underground Tanami Operations is located in one of Australia’s most remote Deserts, the Tanami Desert, 540km north-west of Alice Springs, on Aboriginal freehold land. We offer a competitive remuneration package as well as the opportunity to develop your career in a global company.


Newmont Tanami provides a fully equipped 1200-bed village, 40km from the mine, offering modern leisure facilities to the workforce who FIFO directly from Darwin, Alice Springs, Brisbane and Perth.

The Role

Reporting to the Senior Mine Geologist, the Mine Geologist assist in the design and execution of geological tasks related to the day to day operation of the underground mine. 

The role is based in Tanami and offers a 8/6 FIFO roster from Darwin, Alice Springs, Brisbane and Perth.


Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Through liaison with the Project Mine Geologist, design and implement drill programs that efficiently address requirements to advance resources and reserves along the pipeline toward mining.
  • Assume responsibility for the management of day to day drilling activities undertaken by Business Partners, including liaison and program monitoring and direction.
  • Collect accurate and reliable geological data from drill core for inclusion in geological models to be used in section interpretation by the Resource Geology Team.
  • Validate data collected and ensure that data compiled is geologically sensible through paper-based and digital interpretation of core logs, importantly including comparison of new information with relevant historic results and interpretations.
  • Continually seek to improve the effectiveness of Geology Department processes and systems through on going evaluation of concepts, methods and procedures.
The Person
  • BSc degree or MSc in Geological/Geosciences.
  • 1-4 years operational experience within different geological terrains.
  • Strong analytical skills, with a focus on Continuous Improvement
  • The ability to develop leadership and sound personnel management skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
  • The interpersonal skills required to supervise drilling contractors.
  • Modelling Software proficiency (preferably Vulcan).
  • Administration and Microsoft Office Skills.

Our Values and Culture


Newmont encourages a diverse and inclusive culture where all people can achieve and contribute to their greatest potential. As part of our commitment with the Warlpiri Traditional Owners, we strongly encourage applications from the Central Australian Language Group (CALG). We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the first Australians and respect their unique relationship with the land and sea, their culture, spiritual tradition and stories.


For a first-hand look at our site, please watch our short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2_BPctMPIg


To apply for this role click on the Apply now link or go to www.newmont.com click on Careers then select the Australia region.