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Geologist - GCMC


Vancouver, British Columbia, CA Vancouver, British Columbia, CA

Closing Date:  February 1, 2023

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Leads, Geoscience, the Geologist will be responsible for supporting a large and complex mineral deposit development program on site. Duties primarily consist of collecting detailed geological, geometallurgical, and geotechnical data from drill core, and implementing a rigorous QA/QC program, while upholding rigorous safety standards and working as part of a driven geoscience team. The position is focused on a drilling program at Galore Creek, a world-class porphyry copper-gold deposit that is currently being evaluated in a prefeasibility study. 


This position is based out of the Galore Creek Uhtlān Camp, a remote fly-in camp located in northwestern British Columbia. GCMC will provide travel from Vancouver to Uhtlān Camp. This role is expected to be working on-site on a rotational basis of 20 days in, 10 days out from June until October. The successful candidate would have a start date in approximately April 2023.  
Located in northwestern British Columbia, Galore Creek is one of the world’s largest undeveloped porphyry copper-gold-silver deposits. Galore Creek Mining Corporation (GCMC), a partnership between Newmont Corporation and Teck Resources Limited, is committed to improving the project economics and advancing the asset towards development. Working closely with the Tahltan Nation and local communities, we strive for excellence in all our activities, with continuous improvement and responsible practices that contribute to sustainable development.

More information on the Project is available at

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be a courageous safety leader; lead by example and foster a proactive safety and sustainability culture based on the common values of health, safety, environment, and communities shared by the asset owners (Teck and Newmont). 
  • Actively seek opportunities to recognize health and safety hazards, resolve safety issues and work to mitigate associated risks in the workplace. 
  • Collect and interpret detailed geochemical, lithological, structural, and mineralogical data from drill core, while integrating other geological, geophysical, and geochemical datasets.
  • Collect a variety of sample types for analytical, metallurgical, petrographic, and geochronological purposes. 
  • Plan, collect and ship samples, while upholding and implementing GCMC’s industry-leading QA/QC programs and protocols.
  • Support drill rig management, complete drill site visits and inspections.
  • Utilize digital logging software, interpret field data, and produce updated cross-sections. 
  • Support development of 3D geological models for lithology, alteration, structure, and mineralization. 
  • Work collaboratively with all members of the project team on geotechnical, metallurgical, resource, exploration, mining, and environmental data collection and integration.
  • Produce presentations, reports, cross sections, and maps for work completed during the field season.
  • Mentor and show leadership to other members of the geoscience team.


  • Degree in Geoscience or a related technical discipline from an accredited curriculum; students in the final year(s) of their program will be considered.
  • Two years of mining experience preferred; relevant field or academic project work is an asset.
  • Eligible (or future eligibility) for Professional registration with Engineers & Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC).
  • Knowledge of field-based geoscience data collection, including geological, geophysical, and geochemical exploration techniques; understanding of porphyry and epithermal mineral system geology is an asset.
  • Previous experience working with drill rigs and helicopters is an asset.
  • Strong computer skills, with experience in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint). 
  • Familiarity with specialized software for geological interpretations is an asset, including Leapfrog Geo, IoGAS, ArcGIS, geological logging software, and data management software. 
  • Strong analytical skills and knowledge of data analysis techniques; familiarity with QA/QC sampling procedures is an asset.
  • Experience working in a diverse and multicultural environment. 
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written; the ability to write clear and concise reports is particularly important, as well as the ability to present technical information to a variety of audiences. 
  • Ability to liaise with contractors and all persons on site in a respectful and professional manner.
  • Ability to safely and comfortably lift 40 lb / 18 kg core boxes.
  • A results-focused attitude and strong time management skills.
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s license.

At Galore Creek, we value diversity. Our teams work collaboratively and respect each person’s unique perspective and contribution.

Qualified applicants interested in joining a dynamic team are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter electronically.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Your application to this posting is deemed to be your consent to the collection, use and necessary disclosure of personal information for the purposes of recruitment. Galore Creek respects the privacy of all applicants and the confidentiality of personal information.

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