North West perfect stage for school of rock
Glencore’s Queensland Metals supported the 15-day event, which saw the geology students observe, investigate, interpret and record important information about the different rock types, structures and formations that outcrop in the Mica Creek and Lake Moondarra areas.
Queensland Metals Australian exploration manager Trevor Shaw said the excursion to Mount Isa was an excellent way for students to understand what a career as a geologist might look like.
“It’s really good to see the students enthusiastically embracing the practical ‘boots on the ground’ approach to the science,” he said.
“Geologists play a very important role in our mining and processing operations and Queensland Metals is proud to be able to be a part of their learning experience.”
Mr Shaw said a number of Mount Isa Mines graduate geologists including Lachie Sharp and Isabella Spiers joined the students for several days in the Mica Creek area and guided them as they undertook their mapping tasks.
“Our graduates have just embarked on their careers so this provided a great experience for them to work with the students and impart what they’ve learned so far,” he said.
“We’re always on the lookout for highly motivated and talented people so we hope some of these budding young geologists consider applying for a graduate position with us after university.”