Diego Guido is a Geologist and Ph.D. in Natural Sciences at the La Plata National University (UNLP), Argentina. He is Main Researcher at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Main Professor of “Ore Deposit Geology” at UNLP, and Invited Professor in Buenos Aires University. Diego is also Director of the Instituto de Recursos Minerales (INREMI), advisor of the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG), and Regional Councillor of the International Association on the Genesis of Ore Deposits (IAGOD). Dr. Guido has specialized in researching epithermal systems in his more than 25-year career studying mineral and hot spring deposits. He worked as Senior Technical Advisor for Argentex Mining Corporation, Exploration Vice President for Austral Gold, and is now Exploration Director in Astra Exploration and founding partner of DG Exploraciones consulting company, where he has consulted for more than 35 mining companies in different countries. Additionally, he has trained human resources in Argentina, Chile and New Zealand, has taught postgraduate courses and training in companies, being the author of more than 200 scientific articles and 100 technical reports. He conducts and supervises exploration and research activities in Argentina, Chile, New Zealand, Australia, China, the United States, and South Africa.
The general characteristics of the Deseado metallogenic province are summarized: its geology and the geotectonic framework and genesis of the Bahía Laura Complex, the large Jurassic siliceous igneous province responsible for the numerous precious metal-rich epithermal deposits of the Deseado. A classification of the epithermal systems of Deseado will be provided, considering the significant amount of preserved paleosurfaces and the variety of deposits: