Geologist cover letter

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Dennis Slate
12/24 Ore Junction
Mt Melancholy QLD 3010
P: (03) 5555 1111
M: 0400 222 333
E: dennis_slate@email.com



[date]

Tina Argent
HR Manager
Prospector Industries


Dear Ms Argent

Re: Open pit mine geologist position

I am writing to apply for the position of open pit mine geologist, as advertised on GeoCareers.com.

I have completed a Bachelor of Applied Science in Geology from Stonecutter’s University, and am currently completing my honours degree with a thesis on gold recovery at the Eclipse Mine.

Currently working as a Mine Geologist (Graduate) at Eclipse, I have gained first-hand experience in mineral analysis while working in a fast-paced environment. I was offered this role after previously working with the company as an Exploration Field Assistant, where I was responsible for core preparation, including marking measurements, photographing and sampling. Since coming on board, I have shown I am able to clearly communicate and collaborate with senior staff and effectively draw on my high level knowledge of minerals and mining processes.

During my time as a Grade Control Assistant at GeoStrata, I gained valuable experience in grade control, ROM management, ore body definition and geomodelling (design, planning and scheduling). I was able to demonstrate my capacity to work effectively in a team and was involved in a major project to transition across to a new computer software program.

In addition, the experience I have gained while at Eclipse has strengthened my leadership, time management and dispute resolution skills. I have learnt how to motivate team members to work towards shared goals. These community-focused positions have also demonstrated my ability to collaborate effectively with a diverse range of people.

My communication and interpersonal skills are excellent, and I am an efficient team player with the ability to adhere to and follow occupational health and safety procedures. I have demonstrated experience working without guidance to a high standard, and achieving results in a timely and professional manner. I am also proficient in essential geology software, including InSite, ROM management, MineSight, Acquire, GIS, and Microsoft Word and Excel.

I am keen to make a contribution to your company and apply my skills, while building on my geology experience and undertaking additional training and development. My experiences have allowed me to develop a unique combination of communication skills along with machinery and technical experience, and I believe I could make a valuable contribution to your team as an open pit mine geologist.

My resume is attached and I look forward to being able to discuss the position with you further.

Kind regards,


Dennis Slate

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