A specialist in investigating the composition and content of rock fragments in order to locate and prospect for economic mineral deposits.

History of the Profession

The history of the geologist can be traced all the way back to the Ancient Greeks, who examined changes in the make-up of the soil. The large-scale industrial development starting from the 18th century, required an increase in the supply of minerals, together with this grew the significance of the profession of the geologist.

The Geologist Today

Metalloinvest’s geologists investigate the potential of prospected deposits, and ascertain the exact quantity of iron ore reserves. The geologist’s working day generally splits into two parts: fieldwork and laboratory work (computing the data recorded in the field). The distribution of deposits in the open pit is studied, examined, assessed, and described at Metalloinvest’s enterprises. This time-consuming process also includes the creation of maps and models of the deposit location.

Knowledge and Skills

A geologist has to have far-reaching knowledge and abilities. The foundation for these lies in the sound knowledge gained at university. A geologist should be able to create and understand cartographical blueprints, use appropriate analytical and measuring equipment, create and contribute to databases of geological data, draw conclusions, and present data in the form of maps.

Personal Qualities

The role of the geologist is one of the most interesting, romantic, and difficult jobs. It may even be, if you like, a way of life; for the work doesn’t have fixed hours and involves frequent research trips and site visits. For this reason, a geologist should be physically fit, with good attention to detail, endurance, determination, and patience.


Career progress for the geologist is possible through promotion within the geological service of the prospecting team, or within the Company. Promotion up the career ladder will depend upon successful investigations and prospecting work, and an unusual or innovative approach to the implementation of set tasks.

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