Visionary entrepreneur geologist with Master Degree at Cornell University (USA) with more than 30 years of international experience in the Mining, Oil & Gas Industries and on-shore & off-shore exploration both for government and private sectors. Proprietor and developer of gold, iron and uranium mining projects in Argentina. Work history includes key leading roles in FMC GOLD (Nevada, USA), INCO LIMITED (Toronto, Canada) and CHEVRONTEXACO (Texas, USA). Currently President & CEO of ALTO AMERICAS, a highly prestigious mining, oil & gas consulting company with headquarters in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Actively building business relationships with China as well as Africa and the Middle-East.
The Laguna Sirven Project is located in the central-north region of the Santa Cruz province, in the San Jorge Gulf basin. According to the Uranium Deposit Classification (UDEPO) of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Laguna Sirven corresponds to the superficial geological model. 124 deposits of this type have been reported around the world, which are generally of medium size, less than 10,000 tons of uranium (tU), and with grades in the range of 600-800 ppm U. Laguna Sirven can be defined as a young deposit (Tertiary-Recent), with uranium concentrations near the surface located in sediments and soils. The mineralized levels, consisting mainly of sulfates and carbonates with carnotite, are between 30 and 50 centimeters thick and are at depths between 20 centimeters and 3 meters. The project has 5,700 tU and 14,500 tV of estimated potential resources, for average grades of 100 ppm U and 300 ppm V. The mentioned tonnages would allow a sustainable production of 200-300 tU/year, which would be sufficient to cover the foreseeable nuclear supply needs for the short and medium term in Argentina.