Internship - Mining/Geology

Job location:
Kings Mountain, North Carolina, USA
Created moment:
January 11, 2023
Job reference:
REQ - 06752

The Company

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.

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The Position

Internship - Mining/Geology

Job Summary

Project Description:
Over the course of several months, the successful candidate will spend time at our operating open pit mine in Kings Mountain, NC. The fieldwork portion of the internship will involve geological pit mapping (lithology, grade, and structure) and sample collection (6 to 12” samples). This portion of the internship is expected to take ~2 weeks total duration. 

Samples will be weighed (wet), dried, weighed again (dry), and scanned using a 3D scanner. The resulting dry weight divided by volume yields the in-situ density of the material, a critically important factor used in tonnage estimations and reconciliations. The drying, weighing, and 3D scanning portion of the internship is expected to take ~2.5 months. 

Project Learning Objectives:

Learn how to execute a sampling program in an active open-pit mine

Learn how to use a 3D scanner for volumetric analysis

Learn how to collect, handle, georeferenced, and prepare samples

Gain experience in real-life operational environments and help develop mine factors

Position Type

Full time


Intern (Fixed Term)

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