K-12 outreach topics
Exploration geology; studying, living and working internationally (bilingual Spanish/English), artisanal mining
I was born and raised in Ecuador. I received my B.Sc. in geological engineering in 2004 and my master’s degree in environmental management in 2007 from Central University of Ecuador. From 2007 to 2015 I worked in the mining and exploration industry, largely focused in the Andes region of Ecuador, Chile and Peru, in porphyry Cu-Mo-Au and epithermal deposits. I joined the Millennium Nucleus for Metal Tracing Along Subduction research group in University of Chile in 2015 to work in my Ph.D. My research focused on the “Occurrence and distribution of silver in the world-class Rio Blanco porphyry Cu-Mo deposit, Central Chile.” My research interests include the mineralogy, alteration and geochemistry of hydrothermal ore deposits, trying to understand how metals concentrate and form large ore deposits in the crust. In 2019, I began my Postdoctoral research in the Mining Geology Research Group at Colorado School of Mines. My work is focused on Gold-Silver mineralization and associated trace element geochemistry of deposits in the Nazca Ocoña Cretaceous metallogenic belt, Arequipa Perú using petrography, SEM observations, geochronology (U-Pb in zircons), geochemistry, and EMP analyses.
Postdoctoral Research Title(s):
- Predictive Geology and Geometallurgy of Small-Scale Mines, Arequipa, Peru
- Regional Watershed Sustainability: Water Quantity, Quality, and Strategic Management, Arequipa, Peru
“Predictive Geology and Geometallurgy, Arequipa, Peru”