President & Chief Structural Economic Geologist
Rogerio Monteiro is Vektore’s President and Chief Structural Geologist. He is a Structural Economic Geologist with more than 30 years of experience in the global mining industry and a recognized researcher and leader in the development of practical new tools to optimize mineral exploration and target development.
A graduate from Brazil UNISINOS in 1982, Rogerio went on to earn his M.Sc. in 1990 from UFRGS, through the study of the structure, geochemistry and metamorphism of the Zapucay Gold Mine in Uruguay. In 1996, he completed his Ph.D. program at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada, integrating structural domains and their intrinsic patterns with geostatistics, geochemistry and metamorphic history, focusing on the Ouro Fino Gold Mine in Brazil.
Rogerio Monteiro joined Inco Ltd. in 1997 as Senior Exploration Geologist and he was appointed Chief Structural Geologist for Vale Global Exploration in 2007. He retired from this position in 2012, and founded Vektore, a company that has since been focused on advancing the Applied Structural Economic Geology field as well as developing and optimizing new tools and methods that bring significant impact to mineral exploration.
Some of his unique contributions include the development of the ML-Compass (US Patent 6701631, 2004), the MK-Method©, the V-SET Method©, the Structural Inversion Method©, TAM© and TAM-Extrapolation©, ODESA© and Fry-Patterson Deletion Method©. In various combinations, these novel methods and tools have led to substantial discoveries and target development in mining operations around the world. In 2013, Rogerio Monteiro was appointed the “Richard W. Hutchinson Visiting Industrial Professor in Mineral Deposits Studies” at the University of Western Ontario.