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Turquoise Ridge - Senior Growth Geologist

Mine Geology
093716 Requisition #

Position Description:

At NGM, 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 Senior Geologist at our Turquoise Ridge UG operations. This role will require an individual who is safety driven and safety conscious, and capable of working with a diverse team of Mine Exploration geologists, technical services staff, geological technicians, and diamond drillers. The selected applicant will be an integral member of the Mineral Resource Growth (MRG), tasked with expanding the current resources and reserves and the discovery of new and economically viable ore zones that will have a significant impact on the mine's earnings and growth. 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!




  • 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 and manage the near mine exploration projects both underground and surface for the site; track programs progress and report intercepts weekly/monthly
  • Working with Exploration, define and test geologic models for near mine MRM exploration programs (underground and surface).
  • Creation of additional targets into the pipeline.
  • Plan and present yearly budgets to MRM management
  • Monitor and report out spends to drill budget, update drilling forecasts monthly
  • Review and validate drilling data, including assay results, downhole survey, geology logging and QAQC
  • Review and mentor junior geologists in logging core and RC chips in acquire
  • Prepare weekly and monthly reports; compile weekly and monthly reconciliation for model performance

Geologic Modeling

  • Close working relationship with Exploration to ensure that the geologic modeling agrees with operational geology data.
  • Assist Ore Control geology in updating mapping data into LeapFrog
  • Update geological interpretation using 3D software – LeapFrog and Vulcan
  • Assist with geological studies as necessary 



  • Bachelor of Science in Geology or related field required
  • Ability to work within a team environment and possess excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills required
  • Demonstrate safety and environmental track record required
  • Minimum of 7 years' experience in Mine Geology and/or near-mine mineral exploration with gold experience highly regarded, Underground and open-pit experience preferred
  • Proficiency with 3D modeling software, geological database software, mapping software and planning software. Experience with Vulcan, LeapFrog, AcQuire, ArcGIS, and Deswik is highly regarded preferred
  • Demonstrated initiative and project management capability
  • Strong computer skills and proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Access)
  • The ability and willingness to develop and implement new processes
  • Strong communication, planning, and problem-solving skills
  • Organized, motivated self-starter with high standards expected of themselves and others
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment


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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