Geologist - North Mara Mine


Acacia Mining seeks to employ two (2) Geologists based at North Mara Mine. These roles report to the First Line Leader Geology and the role holders will be accountable to implement drilling programs, manage field logistics, collect geological data, and evaluate drilling results on daily basis in a safe and cost effective manner. In addition, the incumbents will evaluate sections maps and plans for the drilling program and assist the Project Manager as required.

These are six (6) month’s fixed term contract roles, with the work roster being six weeks on and three weeks off.


• Assist in designing and implementing drilling programs.
• Carry out geological and structural logging, sampling, geological measurements, sample processing, dispatch and storage of drilling samples.
• Evaluate drilling results and historical data and make conclusion and recommendation for each drilling project and program.
• Reduction of the drilling cost by managing the drilling program, storage, distribution and use of drilling supplies and equipment.
• Assist on a daily basis with supervision of the drilling program, including geological and structural logging, mapping, geochemical, sampling and drilling core orientation surveys.
• Assist with and participate in training programs for the development of all Geologists, Geological Technicians and Assistants.
• Ensure site inspection has taken place with field technicians and contractors prior to any activity, highlighting potential hazards and minimum PPE requirements for each work program.
• Develop targets for surface drilling assessment.
• Undertake logging, sectional interpretation, data entry, and wireframing into 3D models.
• Coordinate and supervise Geological Technicians and Assistants responsible for sample collection, dispatch, core orientation and other field tasks.
• Ensure samples are taken / prepared to the highest standard prior to dispatch for analysis.
• Ensure appropriate sample and assay quality control measures are in place, adhered to, monitored and reported on.
• Manage project logistics.
• Undertake structural, lithological, geotechnical and assay correlations to enhance the understanding of mineralized prospects.
• Participate in the conversion of structural, lithological and geotechnical data into 3D solid model format that can be incorporated into resource block models.
• Participate in geostatistical evaluation of orebodies as part of the resource estimation process.
• Participate in the completion of accurate and timely 3D resource block models, estimates and reports.
• Assist with production tasks as required.
• To contribute to the business outcomes by ensuring the timely delivery of accurate geological data, knowledge, reports and documents.
• Ensure that all accidents/incidents are reported and investigated according to procedure and on time.
• Commitment to identification, notification and/or rectification of all unsafe acts, situations and hazards within the workplace.


Qualification Requirements:

• Degree in Geology

Experience Requirements:

• 3-5 years’ experience in mine and exploration geology, 1 years’ experience in an operational leadership role.
• Experience in managing exploration drilling programs.

Skills / Knowledge Requirements:

• Knowledge in data entry software, ArcGIS software etc.
• Driver’s licence and pit/mine driving permit (M)
• Project management

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