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Exploration & Geoscience

Exploration Geologist
Full Time

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Job Overview

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Owned by AngloGold Ashanti Australia Ltd (70% and manager) and Regis Resources Ltd (30%), Tropicana produces approximately 450,000 ounces annually. The Tropicana operation comprises a significant open-pit mine with a 6- year life as well as the newly developed Boston Shaker underground. The Boston Shaker underground has a mine life of 7 years with significant exploration upside being realised with a large brownfields drilling budget to support Mineral Resource and Ore Reserve growth creating an exciting future. Coupled with this, working at Tropicana provides the opportunity to work with a gold mining major on a stable, long life and well- managed operation.

We are now seeking an Exploration Geologist to join our Brownfields Exploration team based at Tropicana. As part of the team accountable to the Superintendent: Exploration and reporting directly to the Senior Exploration Geologist, this role is permanent and is based on a FIFO 8/6 roster out of Perth or Kalgoorlie.

The role has primary accountabilities for supporting exploration activities and completing assigned project work that furthers geological understanding and exploration success both in the near-mine and regional brownfields/greenfields environments. There is a requirement for remote camp work up to four hours drive from the mine, for up to eight days at a time as part of the role.

Approximately 70% of the role is allocated to drill rig management and geological logging and approximately 30% of time is allocated to project work.


The main tasks of the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Adhering to all safety procedures, identifying hazards and reporting incidents and generally working in a safe manner at all times.
  • Developing and maintaining harmonious, productive working relationships with all contractors and colleagues.
  • Independent drill rig supervision, ensuring a high level of safety, environmental compliance and sample QAQC.
  • On-ground contractor management.
  • Geological logging of aircore, RC and diamond core (including structural logging).
  • Completing exploration projects as assigned, including interpretation, 3D modelling and targeting.
  • Assisting in maintaining and ensuring the integrity of the exploration database.
  • Reporting.
  • Providing mentoring and training to junior staff and field technicians as required.


The ideal candidate will possess:

  • The right attitude – enthusiasm for geology and discovery.
  • B.Sc (Geology) minimum, Honours preferred.
  • Experience base of >1 year working as an exploration or mine geologist.
  • Excellent geological interpretive skills.
  • Experience with regional and near-mine exploration (highly regarded).
  • Must have a Full ‘C’ class manual driver’s licence, 4WD experience (highly regarded).
  • Software skills: Office suite, MapInfo, Vulcan/Leapfrog/Micromine.
  • Permanent work rights in Australia. (Mandatory)
  • You must be able to provide a COVID-19 Digital Certificate or current Immunisation History Statement showing vaccination against COVID-19 or that an exemption to vaccination has been granted and recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register


To be successful in this role you will also need to share AngloGold Ashanti’s values and its commitment to safety and the environment.

This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a global mining organisation that values its employees and promotes a diverse and inclusive culture.

As well as offering a highly competitive remuneration package and a newly introduced performance bonus scheme, we offer challenging work and career development prospects and all our permanent employees (and their direct family members) are eligible for fully paid for private health cover, we also provide free annual flu vaccinations, professional memberships and paid parental leave.

We also have a number of active committees and programs that support our employees from a diversity and inclusion, health and wellbeing, and career development perspective.

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our employees AngloGold Ashanti Australia requires all applicants to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration, or to have obtained an exemption to vaccination which has been recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register.

Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of an exemption to vaccination granted and recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register will be required for entry to certain AngloGold
Ashanti locations from 1 January 2022

AngloGold Ashanti reserves the right to update its vaccination policy/requirements at any time.

Recruitment Agency approaches and referrals will not be accepted for this role, all interested candidates must apply directly to be considered for any vacancy advertised by AngloGold Ashanti Australia.

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