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The Company

The world’s leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with 14,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries, and €4.3 billion in revenue in 2022.

Imerys delivers high-value-added, functional solutions to a great number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its understanding of applications, technological knowledge and expertise in material science to deliver solutions by beneficiating its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. Imerys’ solutions contribute essential properties to customers’ products and their performance, including heat resistance, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and water repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.
If you want to grow your skills and develop your career, find out more at www.imerys.com

The Position

Intern - Geologist

Job Summary

** Masters Required

Project Description:

We will be drilling at Tucker Hill Mine in Lakeview, Oregon to determine perlite ore quantity and quality in the current pit.  Project will be based in Fernley but will require some travel, with another Imerys team member, to Lakeview, Oregon for core drilling and to Lompoc, California for core testing.  All cores from this project will need to be logged, sampled, and tested.   Technical PERC reports for all of our mines, we are currently working on Superior and No Agua reports, which are also perlite mines.


Project Learning Objectives:

  • How to identify various perlite textures

  • How to log and sample drillcore to be used for a geologic model

  • How to prepare perlite core for expansion testing

  • Learn the various laboratory tests run on expanded perlite to determine ore quality

  • Geologic pit mapping

  • How to write aspects of a technical report for PERC documentation purposes



Position Type

Full time


Intern (Fixed Term)

Only technical issues will be monitored through the below inbox:

recruiting.support@ imerys.com


To ensure fairness and legal compliance in our recruitment processes, only applications received through the online application process will be considered. 

IMERYS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.

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