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Mine Geologist


Tanami, NT, AU (Australia)

At Newmont, our purpose is to create value and improve lives through sustainable and responsible mining. One of the largest gold companies in the world, we pride ourselves on our dedication to safety, environmental management, inclusion and diversity, and adding value and opportunity to our host communities.


Newmont Tanami is on Aboriginal freehold land 540km northwest of Alice Springs. It is a long-life, low-cost, world-class asset in a core Newmont region. The Tanami Expansion 2 project, aims to extend the mine life beyond 2040, investing in a hoisting shaft which will increase the production of the underground mine from 2.6 Mtpa to 3.2 Mtpa.  Both the successful exploration within the underground operation and implementation of the first Tanami Expansion has laid the foundation to further develop the operation to remain a major contributor to the Newmont portfolio. A fully equipped 800 bed camp is located at the Granites processing site offering modern leisure facilities for those flying in from Perth, Brisbane, Alice Springs or Darwin.

The Role

Reporting to the Senior Mine Geology, 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 (current border restrictions apply).


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 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 business success comes from the accomplishments and well-being of our employees and contractors. Our goal is to build a workplace culture that allows every person to thrive, participate, grow, and proudly play an active role in achieving our strategy. 


Newmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, placing and promoting the best individual for each position without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnicity, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age, sexual orientation, etc. 


We invite women and applicants with diverse backgrounds to apply, particularly persons of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island descent. Newmont acknowledges Aboriginal people as the first Australians and respects their unique relationship with the land and sea, their culture, spiritual tradition and stories. 


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