Exploration Geologist

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Sabina Flagler

sabina.flagler@gmail.com | (114) 985-1769 | Fairfax, VA


I am an experienced exploration geologist with over 5 years experience in the industry. I have worked on a variety of projects, both domestic and international, and have gained a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of geological exploration. I am well versed in all aspects of field work, from prospecting and mapping to drilling operations and resource evaluation. I also have strong analytical skills and am able to effectively interpret data to make sound decisions regarding potential resources. My background has given me a strong foundation in mineralogy, petrology, sedimentology, structural geology, tectonics & stratigraphy which allows me to excel at my job


Exploration Geologist at Dominion Energy, VAMay 2022 - Present

  • Defined the geometry of a 4-mile long by 1.5-mile wide gold deposit that led to its successful mining.
  • Led a team of 5 field assistants in mapping and sampling an area of 2,000 acres for uranium mineralization.
  • Defined the areal extent and grade distribution of a copper porphyry system using geochemical analysis which led to its subsequent development as a mine.
  • Characterized alteration assemblages in drill cores from exploration wells leading to the delineation of new areas for further exploration.
  • Authored or coauthored 8 peer reviewed articles on topics related to geological processes.

Associate Exploration Geologist at Appalachian Power, VASep 2017 - Apr 2022

  • Led a team of 4 junior geologists in conducting regional geological mapping and sampling programs over a large area of unexplored territory.
  • Defined 3 new mineral deposit types through careful analysis of field data and laboratory results.
  • Authored or co-authored 5 scientific papers on topics related to exploration geology.
  • Helped secure $2 million in funding for further exploration work in the region.
  • Discovered 2 new mineral deposits, one of which is now being developed into a mine.


Bachelor of Science in Geology at Virginia TechAug 2013 - May 2017

I have learned to think critically, to solve problems, to communicate effectively, and to work both independently and as part of a team.


  • Geological mapping
  • Rock and mineral identification
  • Stratigraphy
  • Sedimentology
  • Structural geology
  • Paleontology

Marlene Santini

marlene.santini@gmail.com | (493) 200-7313 | San Diego, CA


Over five years of experience as an exploration geologist, I have gained a wealth of knowledge in the field. My work has involved conducting research to find new mineral deposits, preparing reports and maps detailing my findings, and presenting my findings to clients or investors. In addition to this, I have also been responsible for supervising drilling operations and overseeing the health and safety of employees on site. Through my work experiences, I have developed strong analytical skills which allow me to quickly identify potential geological hazards or areas of interest. My interpersonal skills have also been honed through years of working with different teams; these skills allow me to effectively communicate my findings (both verbally and written) as well as collaborate with others when necessary. Overall, my extensive experience in the field of exploration geology makes me an asset to any company


Exploration Geologist at Chevron, CAApr 2022 - Present

  • Successfully completed a large-scale geological mapping project of an area that was previously unmapped.
  • Successfully identified and drilled for new oil reserves in an unexplored region.
  • Discovered and developed a new mining deposit, increasing company profits by X%.
  • Played key role in developing successfulexploration strategy that led to the discovery of X number of natural gas deposits.
  • Successfully predicted location of geologic fault, preventing costly drilling mistake.

Associate Exploration Geologist at ExxonMobil, CAJul 2017 - Mar 2022

  • Led a team of 4 geologists in conducting regional geological surveys to identify potential areas for oil and gas exploration.
  • Carried out fieldwork consisting of mapping, sampling and logging of over 100 drill holes.
  • Interpreting data from seismic surveys to produce 3D models of the subsurface.
  • Generated new leads and prospects totaling 10 million acres in onshore US basins.
  • Wrote technical reports detailing findings from exploratory work which were used by senior management to make decisions on future investment.


Bachelor of Science in Geology at University of California, BerkeleyAug 2013 - May 2017

I have learned how to identify and characterize different types of rocks and minerals, how to read and interpret geological maps, and how to conduct fieldwork to collect data.


  • Geological mapping
  • Stratigraphy
  • Sedimentology
  • Structural geology
  • Petrology
  • Paleontology
  • Geochemistry

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