Project Geologist

AngloAmerican - Location: Lusaka, Lusaka Province, Zambia, Lusaka

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Project Geologist

Discovery and Geosciences (GDG) delivers value for Anglo American via safe discovery of new mineral endowment; delivery of step-change operational geosciences in our mines; and quantification and communication of our Mineral Resources and endowment.

In Zambia, GDG is exploring for high-value sediment-hosted copper deposits in “Frontier” districts that are extensions of known mineral belts. These are areas that have received very little historical exploration and are typically covered by recent cover


To add significant value to Anglo American in the Central African Copperbelt Belt by discovery of world class resources in multi commodity greenfields exploration programs (with a strong focus on sediment-hosted Cu deposits)

The Project Geologist will be an active member to a high-functioning discovery team through;

  • the evaluation of high-quality prospects and targets for sediment-hosted copper
  • strong contribution to the selection, application and management of the appropriate exploration tools and methods

The incumbent is required to be an early career exploration geologist with a desire to be a member of a successful mineral discovery team

Refer to attached role profile for more information:

Project Geologist Zambia – 16 Nov 2018.pdf

Typical Tasks:

  • Lead the evaluation and interpretation of individual discovery prospects and targets. Responsibilities include;
    • Drill rig supervision
    • Aircore and drill core logging and sampling
    • GIS assessment and 3D modelling of individual prospect
    • Management of small teams of field technician and casual laborers
    • Management of small fly camps
  • Assist with the development and continual improvement of the Zambian geoscientific dataset to enable innovative and successful district and project evaluation
  • Support development of project proposals and drive project delivery through collaboration with the Senior Geologist
  • Support the planning and implementation of field assessment of identified project opportunities
  • Ensure QA/QC standard is adhered to during data collection, processing and interpretation
  • Compile and integrate datasets and provide analysis and interpretation
  • Ensure all field activities comply with Anglo American’s SHEC procedures and initiatives

Formal Qualification:

  • Essential: Undergraduate with Honours in Geology (Bachelors degree or equivalent)

Role specific knowledge:

  • Good knowledge of Zambian geology and sediment-hosted Cu mineralisation
  • Good knowledge of exploration tools, techniques and methods, including the application of geophysical techniques, diamond drilling and geochemical sampling.
  • Good knowledge of GIS analysis, database compilation and 3D geological modelling (ArcGIS, GeoSoft, Leapfrog)
  • Strong experience in greenfields exploration

Role specific experience:

  • A minimum of two years exploration experience
  • A minimum of one years working in Africa


  • Knowledge of safety policies, procedures and the important role of consistently demonstrating required behaviours and championing safety values
  • Provides a consistent outstanding role model in relation to safety practices with a deep understanding of the importance of safety

Other requirements to perform the work effectively:

  • Work in remote areas on a 4:2 roster during the field season (March to November)
  • Knowledge of Zambian languages would be advantageous

Applications close: 04 Jan 2019 23:55 South Africa Standard Time


Min education
Primary school
Required experience
4 Years
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