Taking samples of rock
Taking samples of rock Isotopic analysis of samples on an ion spectrometer Examining rock samples with a polarising microscope Plotting the detected data into a geological map

Who are they and what do they do? The geologist's task is to examine the composition, structure and development of the earth's crust. Geologists work in oil and gas exploration, mining, quarrying, and civil engineering, as well as in the study of underground and surface water).

What are the activities of the job? Activities include

- carrying out geological surveys and mapping, e.g. in terms of elements that form the earth's crust in the place concerned, in terms of representation of the single ores, natural gases, crude oil or precious metals, etc.

- description of geological conditions of an area or of geological formations and basins, e.g. composition of rocks and raw material supplies

- giving advice when decisions are made concerning where there should be bore holes and how deep they should be

- putting the findings of the surveys into practice, draining or controlling ground water, mining and other work

- co-operation with other specialists, e.g. seismologists, specialists in x-ray measurements, etc.

- drawing conclusions from reports on the results of the finished and evaluated geological surveys

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