Miguel Barahona

Miguel Barahona

Miguel Barahona is a highly accomplished mining engineer with over 35 years of experience in the industry. He has held leadership roles such as CEO, COO, and Country Manager, and is known for his expertise in both underground and open pit mining, with a focus on safety, productivity, and ethical business conduct.


  • B.Sc. in Mining Engineering from Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico (1986). Thesis: “Economic Design for Vein Stopes”
  • Master of Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines (1993). Thesis: “Process Evaluation and Economic Analysis for In Situ Copper Leaching”

Career Highlights:

  • MINERA TAYAHUA, Project Manager (1986-1987): Developed a small project from exploration to production, achieving low-cost, high-profit operations.
  • MINAS DE SAN LUIS, Supervisor to Superintendent (1987-1989): Improved production, safety, and productivity in underground mining operations.
  • MINERA TAYAHUA, Operations Director (1990-1992): Achieved one of the lowest-cost operations in Mexico and significantly increased resources.
  • IET DE MEXICO (REMAX), Director (1994-present): Developed mining and processing technologies, co-authored several patents.
  • CORRIENTE RESOURCES, General Manager (1995-2000): Managed country operations in Bolivia and assisted exploration in Argentina, Peru, and Chile.
  • THIESS PTY LTD, Project Engineer/Manager (2000-2002): Successfully completed contract mining projects under budget and enhanced community relations.
  • CARDERO RESOURCES, Country Manager (2002-2008): Led exploration and project development, including a joint venture with Anglo American.
  • ARIAN SILVER LTD, COO (2008-2015): Took a project from exploration to production, managing over 500 workers and achieving a low-cost, profitable operation.
  • WEALTH MINERALS, Director/Consultant (2011-2014): Led exploration and property acquisition projects in Mexico.
  • TNM-TIERRA NUEVA MINERIA, CEO (2009-present): Co-founded the company and developed exploration projects in Northern Zacatecas, Mexico.
  • ALIEN METALS, Country Manager (2016-present): Assisting in exploration and property acquisitions in Zacatecas, Mexico.
  • McEWEN MINING, Project Manager (2018-2024): Oversaw feasibility studies, mine design, and construction planning for a $60 million investment project.

Technical Expertise:

  • Developed innovative mining and processing technologies.
  • Co-authored publications and patents.
  • Fluent in English, Spanish, and elementary French.

Miguel Barahona’s extensive experience and leadership in the mining industry make him a pivotal figure in advancing mining projects through meticulous planning and execution.