Barrick Gold

Turquoise Ridge Underground Geologist I or II

Turquoise Ridge, Nevada, United States
Jan 06, 2021
Feb 05, 2021
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
Position Description:

At Nevada Gold Mines, our vision is to be the world's most valued gold mining business by finding, developing, and operating the best assets with the best people. Our people division is growing, and we are looking for a Geologist I (0-5 years experience) or II (5-10 years experience) at our Turquoise Ridge UG operations. As part of the Mineral Resource Management team, the successful candidate will be results centric adding to our already challenging yet rewarding working environment supporting our mining operations. The ideal candidate will possess a background using Acquire and Leapfrog mining software. At Nevada Gold Mines we are committed to a safe work environment sending every person home safe and healthy every day and leaving a sustainable legacy on our host communities. We offer a generous benefits package which includes a competitive medical, dental, and vision plan with national provider networks, a 401k retirement plan with employer contribution, paid time off, company-sponsored medical clinics, company match share purchase program, and much more!


Reporting to the Superintendent or Senior Geologist, a Geologist I or II is responsible for the following:

  • Provide a strong contribution to the site safety culture and programs, encouraging and ensuring others do the same
  • Work with mining crews, mine supervision, drill services and drilling crews to maintain a safe working environment
  • Design of delineation drilling programs for 18 month mining window, track and report weekly/monthly intercepts and progress, assist with yearly budgets
  • Monitor and report out spends to drill budget
  • Compile and validate drilling data; including assay results, downhole survey, geology logging and QAQC
  • Support underground diamond and RC drilling activities underground through drill and drill station inspections, validating TD's
  • Geological logging of underground diamond core and RC chips in acquire
Ore Control
  • Geological mapping (either digital or on paper depending on location) and sampling of active faces and other exposures underground; requires use of scaling bar and working from elevated platform
  • Ability to lift/move 50lb core boxes, transport underground samples up to 20lb over uneven terrain
  • Compile mapping and assay information in VULCAN and/or Leapfrog mining software and correlate it with existing models
  • Update geologic model with underground mapping, drilling, and level interpretations monthly
  • Monitor sample collection (Face/Muck) for accuracy and consistency, timely delivery to lab
  • Update of ACQUIRE database; and grade compilation for face and bench samples
  • Determine and monitor the routing of ore in the underground mine based on assays and mapping
  • Prepare weekly and monthly reports as required; assist with weekly and monthly reconciliation for model performance and impacts to grade

  • Bachelor of Science in Geology or related field required
  • Excellent safety record required
  • Ability to work within a team environment and possess excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills required
  • Previous underground mine (or open pit) operations experience preferred
  • Familiarity with logging diamond core and RC chips preferred
  • Familiarity with Leapfrog and Acquire software preferred

What We Can Offer You

  • A comprehensive compensation package including bonuses benefits, and stock purchase plans where applicable
  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
  • An Opportunity to transform Traditional Mining into the future of Digital Mining
  • Opportunities to grow and learn with the industry colleagues are endless
  • Access to a variety of career opportunities across Nevada Gold Mine locations
  • Nevada Gold Mines is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer

About Nevada Gold Mines

Nevada Gold Mines is a joint venture between Barrick Gold Corporation (61.5%) and Newmont Goldcorp Corporation (38.5%), combining their significant assets across Nevada to create the single largest gold-producing complex in the world and realize the full potential of these mines through synergies and best-in-class operational improvements.

The massive mining operation comprises 8 mines along with their associated infrastructure and processing facilities that produced an estimated 4 million ounces of gold in 2018. Three of these assets are Tier One gold mines: Barrick's Cortez; the combination of Barrick's Goldstrike and Newmont Goldcorp's Carlin; and the combination of Barrick's Turquoise Ridge and Newmont Goldcorp's Twin Creeks. In addition, Barrick's Goldrush-Fourmile project has the potential to become the fourth Tier One asset in this portfolio. The new JV is expected to generate around $5 billion in cost savings over the next five years. Nevada Gold Mines is operated by Barrick.

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