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Dennis Slate

12/24 Ore Junction
Mt Melancholy QLD 3010
P: (03) 5555 1111
M: 0400 222 333

Career Objective

To establish a career in geology where my exceptional organisational skills will be put to best use. I am committed to continuous training and development, and would like to eventually progress to management level as a technical services manager, mine manager or operations manager.


Bachelor of Applied Science (Geology) – Honours
Mt Melancholy, QLD
Stonecutter University
To be completed: November 2012
Bachelor of Applied Science (Geology)
Mt Melancholy, QLD
Stonecutter University
Graduated: 2010

Key Skills and Abilities

Strong work ethic and high performance standards
I am able to learn and understand tasks quickly while performing under pressure, both independently and as part of a team. I have an excellent work ethic and have demonstrated clear attention to detail.

Technical and mechanical skills

  • Aligning, cutting, measuring, orientating
  • Photography
  • Sampling and storing drill core
  • Data entry
  • Ore spotting
  • Ore boundary markouts and trenching
  • Pb/Zn Concentrator
  • Licence to drive a vehicle in the open pit
  • Geological block modelling

Software knowledge

  • InSite
  • Face mapping
  • ROM management
  • MineSight
  • Acquire
  • GIS
  • Microsoft Word and Excel

Work Experience

February 2012 – Present (Contract)
Mine Geologist (Graduate), Eclipse Mining Limited
Pottsville, QLD

Eclipse Mining Limited is a gold explorer and producer with exploration titles across five goldfields in Queensland.


  • Log the stratigraphic of the gold hosted quartz veins and surrounding Ordovician turbidite sedimentary sequences
  • Mark up sections to be sampled for gold analysis, to then be uploaded to Acquire for interpretation by senior geologists
  • Conduct daily development checks and geological mapping
  • Perform core logging and sampling, and mineral resource evaluation and modelling
  • Perform data collection and reporting
November 2010 – February 2011
Grade Control Assistant, GeoStrata
Yellowstone, QLD


  • Assisted the graduate geologists as part of the summer vacation program
  • Completed data entry using InSite and MineSight
  • Conducted ore spotting from the excavator
  • Conducted ore boundary markouts and trenching
  • Operated the Pb/Zn Concentrator


  • Worked in collaboration with the geology superintendent to maintain a smooth transition of data to a new computer software program (MineSight)
  • Recognised by the Mine Manager for my proactive attitude towards safety
May 2010 – August 2010
Exploration Field Assistant, Eclipse Mining Limited
Pottsville, QLD


  • Completed sampling and storing for the drill core
  • Managed core preparation, including marking measurements, photographing and sampling


  • Completed a third year university project at the site, which involved assessing the spatial distribution of gold grade within an individual quartz vein relative to its surrounding sediments


Fishing, hang-gliding and debating.


Brett Henderson
Exploration Manager, Eclipse Mining Limited
P: (03) 7777 0000
Patricia Steel
Human Resources Advisor, GeoStrata
P: (03) 5555 0000
E: 02
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