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Senior Minerals Geologist [Base Metal Metallogeny]

Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Full-Time  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 5 Apr 2018

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Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources

Senior Minerals Geologist [Base Metal Metallogeny]
$67,495.11 – $84,301.57 annually

The Mines and Mineral Resources Division is responsible for developing, promoting and regulating the exploration and mining sectors. The BC Geological Survey is a branch of the Mines and Mineral Resources Division and conducts geoscience surveys with the resultant maps, data, and reports published annually.

The Senior Minerals Geologist (Base Metal Metallogeny) provides the Province with expertise on the geology of sediment hosted, strataform and stratabound Pb, Zn, Au and Ag deposits in British Columbia. The position is responsible for conducting individual field surveys for regional bedrock mapping, interpreting regional geology, investigating mineral deposits and evaluating the mineral potential. This position identifies target project areas, collects and interprets data to identify high mineral potential areas and metallotects, identifies new investment targets for the private sector, provides the geological maps that support many aspects of societal planning and generates or catalyzes broader scale breakthroughs and geoscientific innovations that benefit all British Columbians. The Senior Minerals Geologist position is a lead on developing geoscientific innovation through field- and laboratory-based studies that advances knowledge of the Province’s base metal endowment. Contribution to the broader geoscience community is an expectation and may entail the review of journal manuscripts, external publication, participation in professional organizations, and delivering scientific lectures.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Graduation from a university with a post-graduate degree in geology, geological engineering or equivalent qualifications (preferably a Ph.D.).
  • Registered or eligible for immediate registration as a fully qualified Professional Geoscientist with Engineers & Geoscientists British Columbia.
  • Minimum of five years relevant professional experience in mineral exploration, mining geology or public sector geoscience (e.g. government).

    Experience with, and knowledge of:

  • geology and economic geology, especially base metal metallogeny and related deposit-types;
  • geology and mineral potential, especially base metal deposits of the Canadian Cordillera;
  • sedimentology and stratigraphy especially related to VMS, MVT, and SEDEX deposits;
  • field techniques and leading field projects in remote and rugged terrain for extended periods of time;
  • research procedures and modern analytical techniques applicable to the position and relevant mineral exploration;
  • publishing geoscientific data in peer-reviewed and government literature;
  • presenting geoscientific results to technical and non-technical audiences
  • For more information and to apply online by April 26, 2018, please go to:

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