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Australian Mining Geologist and Employment

Mine companies commonly employ people to search for new mineral deposits, to help prepare mine sites for mining or to restore mine sites after work is completed. In this field of work, geologists undertake extensive field work and surveying. A geologist position in the mines is ideal for graduates or others who have worked as a geologist in other industries. A starting salary is around $100,000 a year.

If you are looking to gain this type of position, then you may want to know what licences you may require, where to find training near you, what the travel and accommodation arrangements are like, which costs are covered by the employers, and other important aspects you may need to consider. There maybe geologists required at mines near you, but if not, you might like to find out more about FIFO positions and what they involve.

A typical day for a geologist would include using a GPS navigational system to locate sites of interest, operating 4WD vehicles to reach remote places, performing gridding, collecting soil samples, preparing and rehabilitating mine sites, map use, and maintaining camps and vehicles.

A geologists position is ideal for you if you can pass a police clearance, have a driver's license for the state you wish to work in, are able to pass a pre-employment medical, have a degree in geology and have at least 1 to 2 years experience in a similar role. If you don't have these, the knowledgeable team at Mining Australia can fill you in on how you can go about working towards geologists roles in the mines. Contact us today if you're serious about finding geologists positions in the mines of Australia.

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