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Horacio is a Geologist, a National University of San Juan (UNSJ) graduate, has a degree in Geostatistical Evaluation of Ore Deposits at University of Chile. He has worked in exploration and evaluation of ore deposits of gold, silver, cooper in Argentina-Peru, and exploration of lithium deposits in salt pans (Salares) of the Puna plateau and Afghanistan. He has 31 years of work experience in most of the Argentine territory. He has a thorough knowledge of the geology of the Puna, Cordillera and Argentinean Patagonia. He has participated in academic work as professor and researcher at the UNSJ, in the public sector (San Juan Government) and the United Nations Program for Development (UNPD) Consultant in the Ministry of National Mining.  He is a Founding member and present Vicepresident of the Professional Council of Geological Sciences San Juan (MP-J-002), core member of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (Mem. 235704),  and member of the Society of Economic Geologists (Mem. 647725). He currently teaches part-time Chair of Economic Geology at UNSJ and is a Founding director of UAKO Geological Consulting. He is fluent in Spanish and English.

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