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[INFOGRAPHIC] Careers in Mining: How to become a Geologist

Thinking about becoming a Geologist in the mining industry? Lets divulge deeper into what that entails.There are generally two types of Geologists--Mine...

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|Jun 23|magazine5 min read

Thinking about becoming a Geologist in the mining industry? Let’s divulge deeper into what that entails.

There are generally two types of Geologists--Mine and Production. Each one plays a fundamental role in the planning and executing of a mining project, as well as ensuring that minerals are extracted in the most efficient and profitable manner.

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According to MyMajors, typical job duties include:

  • Analyzing and interpreting geological data, using computer software.
  • Analyzing and interpreting geological, geochemical, or geophysical information from sources such as survey data, well logs, bore holes, or aerial photos.
  • Locating and reviewing research articles or environmental, historical, or technical reports.
  • Planning or conducting geological, geochemical, or geophysical field studies or surveys, sample collection, or drilling and testing programs used to collect data for research or application.
  • Communicating geological findings by writing research papers, participating in conferences, or teaching geological science at universities.

The following infographic breaks down everything you need to know about becoming a Geologist in the mining industry.  Find out what they do, where they work and how to become one.

(Source: Mine Staffing Internation)

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