Thayer Lindsley Visiting Lecturer (2013)
José Perelló (SEG 1989 F)
Proposed Talk Title:
- Anatomy and Evolution of Contiguous Porphyry Cu-Mo and Cu-Au Mineralization at Los Pelambres, Chile.
- Principal Copper Belts of the American Cordillera from Alaska to Chile.
- Andean Copper-Gold Metallogeny.
- Successful Exploration in a “Mature” Belt: A Case History from Northern Chile.
José (Pepe) Perelló has been in the mineral exploration industry for over 30 years and has worked in more than 40 countries. Pepe holds a bachelor’s degree from the Universidad de Chile, Santiago, and a master’s degree from Queen’s University, Ontario. He has had an extensive career in the industry, from his early work as junior geologist at Escondida for Minera Utah de Chile, through his 18-year engagement in several countries with BHP, to his current position as Corporate Manager, International Exploration, for Antofagasta Minerals in its Santiago hub for over a decade.
During his career, Pepe has participated in several discoveries in various countries—most importantly, Argentina, Chile, Mongolia, Pakistan, and Peru—some of which have seen mine life completed while others are currently in production or undergoing development. Even though he has worked mainly in the mining industry, in his spare time Pepe has managed to write and publish on some of his main topics of interest: porphyry copper geology and regional metallogeny, in addition to serving as a board member of Economic Geology, as an associate editor of Mineralium Deposita and as Regional VP for South America for the Society of Economic Geologists. He has also co-edited a SEG Special Publication on Andean Metallogeny.
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