An economic geologist studies mineral deposits and the processes leading to their formation.
This information is extremely useful to mining companies as it helps them to locate and understand the nature of the resource they are mining.
Economic geologists apply geological principles to solve practical problems in the mining industry. Their training equips them to run the Geology department on a mine, and to organise a programme of prospecting in the field.
Schooling & School Subjects
Degree: BSc degree with appropriate subjects, such as Geosciences (Wits, NMMU), Earth Sciences (UWC, UZ), and Geology with Economics - most universities, Geomatics - UCT
The Geological Society of SA
P O Box 61809
Tel: (011) 492-3370/1/2 Fax: (011) 492-3371