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Juan-Manuel Morales, Resume, 2004


Juan-Manuel Morales-Ramírez

R. Astiazarán # 633A

Col. Los Viñedos

Hermosillo, Son. Mex. 83127

Tel.: (662) 218-6310

Cell.: (662) 281-1781



Degrees: -M.Sc. Geology. Universidad de Sonora en Hermosillo, Sonora, Mex. 1998-2000 (Thesis in progress)

-B.Sc. Geology. Instituto Politécnico Nacional, México, D. F., 1972-1977

Registered Mining Expert:713-4


Birthdate:November 10, 1951

Birthplace:Mexico City

Marital Status:Married, 3 children

Military Obligation Reg.:7450291

Language:Spanish, English, and French

Professional Memberships:

-Society of Economic Geologists

-Asociación de Ingenieros de Minas, Metalurgistas y Geólogos de México

-North West Mining Association


1998-2004:My activities within the translation industry include different subjects for the last 7 years from anthropological papers to the mining and oil industry, but my experience in translation spans over 25 years since I am an exploration geologist working in the mining industry and reporting in English and Spanish. I also have been teaching Ecology and Geography in English and Spanish. I have translated a huge variety of topics for different companies and individuals including:

-Supply and Distribution Pumping Equipment, Air System Instruments, Turbogenerators, Sanitary Water Treatment, Potable Water Hydropneumatic Packages, Maneuvers and Maintenance Package Equipment, Industrial Elevator, Air Conditioning and Mechanical Ventilation System, Ducts Installation and Air Tightness Testing at construction yards, Electrical Installation in offshore Petroleum Plants;

-Safety, Health & Fire Protection, Environmental Impact Statement, Dupont Argentina, Berazategui through ABL Ecosystem S.A. Consultoría Ambiental, Argentina;

-Laboratorios Huergo S.R.L., Laboratory of Industrial Chemistry, Argentina;

-Environment & Caer, Auditoría Ambiental, Dupoli, Brazil;

-Prestación de Servicios de Ciencia, Entrenamiento y Salud (CIENS), Chile;

-Contratos para Prestación de Servicios de Telefonía Pública por AT&T para Dupont, Chile;

-Different contracts such as: Informes Empresariales de Riesgo Credidticio, Estructuras de Archivo de Clientes, Solicitudes de Activación/Desactivación de Servicios, Reglamentos de Uso, and other tourism topics for Club Ciclista Quilmes, Argentina,

-Among others.


In the Mining Industry: Consulting and Assessment Work for several Companies and Individuals. My duties included Gold-Silver Projects Evaluation and Probable Reserves Estimation of Alkaline Feldspar Deposits. Other activities included are research work for my master thesis about gold-epithermal rhyolitic volcanic rocks in northern Sonora, Mex. My activities included: Diamond and Reverse Circulation Drilling, Resource Estimation and Properties Evaluation, Assessment work for Small Miners, Geochemical sampling, Structural and geological mapping, Land Research, Claim Staking, GIS Geologic Data Management

1993-1997Exploration Manager for northern Mexico in Cambior de México (Cambior Inc.) based in Hermosillo, Sonora. My job was to lay out and conduct a gold-copper generative exploration program in the states of Sonora, Chihuahua and Baja California. The exploration program was designed to generate low-cost, near-surface, open-pitable, gold or copper targets amenable for heap-leaching

1985-1992:Exploration Geologist, Grupo Vitro S.A. Industries for Minerales Para la Industria S.A. and Materias Primas Magdalena S.A. de C.V. based in Hermosillo, Sonora, (Sep. 1985 - Dec. 1992). My job was to carry out exploration programs all over the country, where most of the work was concentrated in the Mexican northern states of Sonora, Sinaloa, Chihuahua, Durango and Baja California; and the southern states of Veracruz, Tabasco, Oaxaca and Chiapas.

1979-1985:Project Geologist in the Consejo de Recursos Minerales, based on Hermosillo, Sonora and head office in Mexico City. My activities included stratigraphic studies within the Sonora-US Geological Survey Agreement all over the state of Sonora and but mainly exploration work activities (Feb. 1979-Sep. 1985) including a variety of reports on mineralized regions or specific deposits in northwest Mexico in the states of Sonora, Chihuahua and Baja California.


  • French Language Intensive Course, Centro de Enseñanza de Lenguas Extranjeras, Instituto Politécnico Nacional. (1975-1977)
  • Japanese Language Course, Centro de Enseñanza de Lenguas Extranjeras, Instituto Politécnico Nacional (1975-1976).
  • Economic Guidelines for Mineral Exploration. Department of Geological Sciences, Queen’s University en Kingston, Ontario. (December 1-7, 1996)
  • Geoquímica de los Depósitos de Oro (March, 1996). Universidad de Sonora Seminar by Dr. William S. Atkinson Jr. University of Colorado at Boulder, Department of Geological Sciences
  • Models and Alteration in Base and Precious Metals. Northwest Mining Association Short Course, Spokane, Washington, USA. (November 28-29, 1994)
  • International Training Program in Remote Sensing. Technology Application Center, University of New Mexico. (May 31-June 27, 1992)
  • Geoquímica de Evaporitas (Feb.28-Mar.2 1992) Compressed Geochemistry Course by Dr. Joaquín Ruiz, University of Arizona in Tucson.
  • Essentials of Environmental Sciences and Mining Environmental Planning. Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO. (May 15-June 14, 1991)
  • Metalogénesis de los Arcos Cordilleranos. Consejo de Recursos Minerales, Hermosillo, Son. (1982)
  • Desarrollo Geológico-Industrial en Sonora, Baja California y Baja California Sur. Instituto Politécnico Nacional, México D.F. (Mar. 1-Oct. 30, 1977)
  • First Semester of Social Anthropology. Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia, México D.F. (Jan-Jun. 1975)
  • Calidad Integral (May 1992). Vitro Group Enterprises office, Hermosillo, Son.
  • Trabajo en Equipo (Feb. 1992). Asesores en Desarrollo de Sistemas Humanos y Calidad Organizacional. El Manzano, Monterrey, N. L.
  • Desarrollo de un Equipo de Trabajo para la Efectividad (July 1988). Vitro Group Enterprises office, Hermosillo, Son.
  • Taller I y Taller II de Cine Experimental. Palacio de Minería, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. (1977-1979)

Computing skills in geographicinformation systems, LandSat image processing, graphics, spreadsheets and word processing include: Mapinfo, Surfer, Autocad, Datamost, Corel Draw, Prolog; ELAS, Idrisi, StatGraphics, Dbase, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, PageMaker, Adobe Acrobat, Lotus, WordPerfect, Word Star, and others


1976-1977“Ecology” and “Geography” in English at the Colegio Americano del Pacífico, Hermosillo, Sonora

1976-1977“Geología de Campo I” and “Geología de Campo II” at Escuela Superior de Ingeniería y Arquitectura, Instituto Politécnico Nacional.


-Stewart, J.H., Poole, F.G., Harris, A.G., Mamet, B.L., Repetski, J.E., Wardlaw, B.R., and Morales-Ramírez, J.M., in progress, Stratigraphy of Late Proterozoic to Pennsylvanian inner-shelf strata in Sierra Agua Verde, Sonora, Mexico.

-Poole, F.G., Stewart, J.H., Repetski, J.E., Harris, A.G., Ross, R.J., Jr., Ketner, K.B., Amaya-Martínez, R., and Morales-Ramírez, J.M., 1995 Ordovician carbonate-shelf rocks of Sonora, Mexico, in Cooper, J.D., Droser, M.L., and Finney, S.C., eds., Ordovician Odyssey: Short Papers for the Seventh International Symposium on the Ordovician System, Las Vegas, Nevada, Pacific Section SEPM, book no. 77, p.267-275.

-Poole, F.G., Stewart, J.H., Berry, W.B.N., Harris, A.G., Repetski, J.E., Madrid, R.J., Ketner, K.B., Carter, C., and Morales-Ramírez, J.M., 1995, Ordovician ocean-basin rocks of Sonora, Mexico, in Cooper, J.D., Droser, M.L., and Finney, S.C., eds., Ordovician Odyssey: Short Papers for the Seventh International Symposium on the Ordovician System, Las Vegas, Nevada, Pacific Section SEPM, book no. 77, p.277-284.

-Poole, F.G., Madrid, R.J., and Morales-Ramírez, J.M., 1990, Sonoran orogen in the Barita de Sonora mine area, central Sonora, Mexico. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with programs v. 22, no. 3, p.76.

-Poole, F.G., Madrid, R.J., and Morales-Ramírez, J.M., 1988, Paleozoic eugeoclinal rocks of the Sonoran orogen in the Barita de Sonora mine area, central Sonora, Mexico. [abs.]: Resúmenes del 2o Simposio de Geología y Minería de Sonora, Instituto de Geología, U.N.A.M., Hermosillo, Sonora, p. 50-51.

-Repetski, J.E., Harris, A.G., Stewart, J.H., Poole, F.G., and Morales-Ramírez, J.M., 1985, Early Ordovician conodonts from central Sonora, Mexico [abs]: Fourth European Conodont Symposium (ECOS IV) Abstracts, Nottingham, U. K., p. 25-26.

-Stewart, J.H., McMenamin, M.A.S., and Morales-Ramírez, J.M., 1984, Upper Proterozoic and Cambrian Rocks in the Caborca Region, Sonora, Mexico--physical stratigraphy, biostratigraphy, paleocurrent studies, and regional relations: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1309, 36 p.


Michael GustinExploration Manager(775) 747-7165

Cambior Exploration, Reno, NV.

Edmundo BerlangaExploration Manager (81) 8151-2862

Eduardo MurilloMaterias Primas, Monterrey, N.L., Mex.

Hilario ArriagaSubdirector San Luis Potosí Office, (444) 817-3176

Consejo de Recursos Minerales, S.L.P., Mex. (444) 817-7802

Barney PooleSenior Geologist(303)236-5599

U.S.G.S., Denver, Colorado.

Jack H. StewartSenior Geologist(415) 323-8111

U.S.G.S., Menlo Park, California