Hildebrando Leal Mejia

Hildebrando is an economic geologist who has been involved in Colombia’s regional metallogeny research for more than 15 years. His PhD research, Phanerozoic gold metallogeny in the Colombian Andes: a tectono-magmatic approach” is a fundamental work. In 2013 he joined the Mineral Deposit Research Unit (MDRU) at The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada, as a post-doctoral research fellow and key researcher on the Colombia gold and porphyry project focussed in the Middle Cauca Au-Cu belt and the Vetas-California Au-Ag (Cu-Mo) district. Since 2017, he is a research associate with MDRU, contributing to the regional metallogeny research in Colombia and the Northern Andes, developing deposit- to regional-scale research studies in support of the mineral exploration industry. During the last four years he has been the leader and principal researcher of the MDRU team supporting the Colombian Geological Survey for the research, preparation and update of the Metallogenic Map of Colombia and the Geochemical Atlas of Colombia. He previously worked as senior research geologist for AngloGold Ashanti Colombia, supporting its greenfields exploration and advanced projects (La Colosa, Quebradona), as well as the new generative initiative for target generation in Colombia and NW Argentina.

  • Company Research associate, University of British Columbia


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