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Resource Geologist (X1)

Lubambe Copper Mine is located within the Greater Konkola Area of the Zambian Copperbelt and consists of a large – scale mining license covering an area of approximately 240 square kilometres. The mine is a modern, world class facility with fully mechanized underground operations. Lubambe Copper Mine is owned by EMR Capital of Australia (80%) and ZCCM – Investments Holdings (20%). The Mine is currently in a ramp up stage and will ultimately produce 45, 000 tonnes of contained copper and will employ approximately 1,500 people. The Plant infrastructure consists of a Concentrator plant, a laboratory and underground infrastructure. The Concentrator incorporates crushing, milling, flotation and filtration. The design capacity is 2.5 MTPA of ore at an average mill grade of 2.3% copper, yielding 45,000 tonnes of contained copper in concentrate to be sold to smelters in Zambia. Lubambe Copper Mine seeks to employ experienced and qualified individuals in the following position:

This Position reports to the Superintendent – Geology

Core Purpose of The Position

  • The Resource geologist will carry out resource geology related functions at Lubambe Copper Mine as outlined in the Key performance areas below.

Key Performance Areas/Indicators (KPA/Is):

1. Supervision

  • The resource geologist will assist the Superintendent-Geology in management and updates of LOM model updates and short-term geological planning.

2. Production

The resource geologist shall be responsible for:

  • Implementation of standard and best pre-estimation procedures and checks.
  • Acquire database entry validation and exports.
  • Generation and update of pseudo holes using datamine StudioRM
  • Diligently run LOM wireframe and geological model updates for both long-term and short-term.
  • Data influx dependent grade control wireframe and model updates leading to grade estimates for 3-month planning purposes and forecast.
  • Data provenance and QA/QC.
  • Documenting LOM model updates and reporting
  • Monthly and quarterly LOM vs grade control model reconciliation, analysis and reporting.
  • Provision of short-term and long-term resource/ grade control model grades to mine planning
  • Pre-development economic evaluation, analysis and provision of economic cut lines
  • Weekly and monthly stope reconciliation and reporting

Academic Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Degree or Qualification in Geology obtained from a recognised institution.
  • Minimum 5 years working experience preferably under Senior role under resource geology.
  • Very sound knowledge of 3D geological modelling, estimation and evaluation.
  • Should be very proficient and efficient in Datamine StudioRM and Acquire.
  • Good working knowledge of Acquire geological database – a must.
  • A good knowledge in the use of Microsoft software packages excel and PowerPoint.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Working with very minimal supervision.
  • Should be of a very sober character.

How to Apply

Applicants who meet the above requirements are invited to send their Curriculum Vitae in MS word format to the email:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application deadline
21 Jan 15:00
Email applications to
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