Remigio Martinez Muller, B.S.Geo.

Sr. Martinez worked his whole professional career with Grupo Mexico starting in 1967 as a Mine Geologist in Taxco, Guerrero and ending as Grupo Mexico’s Director of Exploration in 2013. From 2013 to 2016 he maintained an exclusive consultant position with Grupo Mexico and became an independent consultant thereafter.

During his career with Grupo Mexico, Sr. Martinez oversaw geophysical exploration in Mexico where his work was instrumental in the discovery of several porphyry copper deposits, such as El Arco in Baja California and Malpica in Sinaloa Mexico.  From 1975 to 1980 Sr. Martinez was Chief Mine Geologist, where his group of geological professionals increased the reserves of seven underground mines owned by Grupo Mexico’s subsidiary, Industrial Minera Mexico S.A. (IMMSA). 

During his tenure as Director of Exploration he was influential in the definition and evaluation of the Buenavista Zinc deposit, adjacent to the Cananea Porphyry Copper deposit.  In South America, Sr. Martinez supported the exploration staff of Southern Peru in the discovery of the “La Tapada” portion of the Tia Maria copper deposit and in identifying several other deposits in Chile.  His most recent contribution to the Grupo Mexico was the preliminary evaluation of the Aznalcollar massive sulfide deposit in Spain.

In his 46-year career with Grupo Mexico, Sr. Martinez worked as a Geophysicist and Exploration Geologist, Manager of Mine Geology for underground operations, and Director of Exploration for Grupo Operations in Mexico, Peru, USA, Canada, French Guyana, Ireland, Australia and Chile.  During his career, he has worked in all facets of mineral exploration and development, from field geology to final economic evaluation of properties and onward to underground and open pit mining operations.  He has extensive expertise in porphyry copper and in underground vein and skarn type deposits.

Sr. Martinez graduated with a B.S. in Geology from Michigan Technological University in 1966 and in 1973 he received a M.S. in Economic Geology from the Colorado School of Mines.  He has been a member of the Asociacion de Ingenieros de Minas, Metalurgistas y Geologos de Mexico, AC since 1967.  He has also been a member of the Society of Economic Geologists from 1980 to 1988 and from 1998 to 2013.