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Exploration Jobs

Hunting for treasure!

Before mining, comes exploration. Prospectors and explorers are enormously important to the resource development industry. With an entrepreneurial spirit and a sense of adventure, they use a combination of field work and technology to identify potential deposits.

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Behind every discovery there are a lot of people with a variety of skills. It also takes perseverance, science, and financial resources to explore, stake a claim, study, and drill a mineral exploration target.

Mining, and the benefits that come from it, is sustained by a healthy exploration environment.

Mining has a small footprint, but exploration briefly touches a tiny piece of ground. Only one in a thousand exploration projects become a mine.

Here’s a list of jobs in the fascinating world of mineral exploration!

Administrator
Camp cook
Camp manager
Claim staker
Cook helper
Driller
Driller foreman
Driller helper
Expeditor
Fixed wing aircraft pilot
Fixed wing aircraft engineer
Geochemist
Geologist
Geophysicist
Geophysical surveyor (aerial and ground)
Geoscientist
Geoscience field assistant
Helicopter pilot
Helicopter aircraft engineer
Ice engineer
Ice road building crew
Logistics coordinator
Mechanic
Geotechnician
Medic
Prospector
Safety officer
Support staff
Surveyor
Surveyor helper
Wildlife/environmental monitor