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CBMap – GIS databases in MapInfo or ArcGIS format for Colombia, Central America and the Greater Antilles

Including Geology, Mines and Prospects and Land Status (metallic mineral concesssions, national parks and areas of restricted mineral entry)

For a detailed description (readme file) for each of the three databases and for pricing information click on:

Greater Antilles ArcGIS readme, Greater Antilles MapInfo readme,

Central America ArcGIS readme, Central America MapInfo readme,

Colombia ArcGIS readme or Colombia MapInfo Readme,

or contact RdC

 

The maps that appear on this web site can be purchased from RdC: contact RdC or click on How to Order.

These same maps are are available at no charge to academic institutions: contact RdC.

Colombia Prospects

ColombiaMap – a GIS database for geology, mineral occurrences and land status of Colombia

ColombiaMap is a three-part GIS database that assembles and displays information related to mineral exploration in Colombia.

  • The Geology Database provides up-to-date geology, digital topography, shaded relief, bathymetry, major infrastructure and a topographic map index. It is suitable for those who require only geology and topography.
  • The Prospect Database plots the location of 2100 known metallic mineral mines and prospects. Mineral occurrences are linked to current information on past production, reserves and resources and references to the literature.
  • The Land Status Database locates over 2600 metallic mineral concessions (attributed with ownership and contract date) and plots the location of national parks, forest reserves and other areas of restricted mineral entry.

 

 

GreaterAntillesMap – a GIS database for mineral occurrences and land status of the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica and Puerto Rico

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GreaterAntillesMap is a three-part GIS database that assembles and displays information related to mineral exploration in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica and Puerto Rico.

 

  • The Geology Database provides up-to-date geology, digital topography, shaded relief, bathymetry, major infrastructure and a topographic map index. It is suitable for those who require only geology and topography.

  • The Prospect Database plots the location of 750 known metallic mineral mines and prospects on a tectono-stratigraphic interpretation of the major rock units. Metallic mineral occurrences are linked to current information on past production, reserves and resources and references to the literature.

  • The Land Status Database includes the Geology and Prospect databases, locates over 1300 metallic mineral concessions (attributed with ownership and contract date), and plots the location of national parks, forest reserves and other areas of restricted mineral entry.

 

 

CentralAmericaMap – a GIS database for mineral occurrences and land status of Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama

Central America Prospects

CentralAmericaMap is a three-part GIS database that assembles and displays information related to mineral exploration in Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama.

  • The Geology Database provides up-to-date geology, digital topography, shaded relief, bathymetry, major infrastructure and a topographic map index. It is suitable for those who require only the basic geologic and topographic information.
  • The Prospect Database plots the location of 1100 known metallic mineral mines and prospects on a tectono-stratigraphic interpretation of the major rock units. Metallic mineral occurrences are linked to current information on past production, reserves and resources and references to the literature.
  • The Land Status Database locates 2900 metallic mineral concessions (attributed with ownership and contract date) and plots the location of national parks, forest reserves, indian reservations and other areas of restricted mineral entry.

 

 

Testimonials:

“This database is an excellent resource with comprehensive key data for mineral exploration in the Caribbean Basin. From my experience, I can tell that the content of the GIS database is very complete and the information is always current and thorough.”

- Sergio Gelcich, Senior Geologist, Globestar Mining Company

“He trabajado 5 años en Panamá y Centroamerica, Recursos del Caribe ha sido la primera y mejor fuente de consulta geológica en exploración minera por su amplia experiencia en la Cuenca del Caribe; recientemente con Pan American Silver Corp, hemos adquiridos sus productos y estamos muy satisfechos por su contenido y la calidad de su información, es consulta obligada para quienes deseamos trabajar es esta regióñ”

- Carlos Astorga Delgadillo, Gerente de Exploraciones, Pan American Silver Peru S.A.C.

 

Consulting Servicesconsulting-carl-and-nelson

Guiding mineral exploration to acquisition and discovery

Recursos del Caribe, S.A. is a consulting firm specializing in mineral exploration and development in Central America and the Caribbean Region.

Carl E. Nelson, president of RdC, brings over twenty years of exploration experience to the company and, since 1987, has worked full time in the Caribbean Basin.      More

 

Regulatory Framework for Caribbean Basin countries

A spreadsheet summary of the regulatory environment pertaining to mineral development plus copies (in pdf format) of relevant mining laws, environmental laws, foreign investment laws, and regulations.

To see a sample spreadsheet, click Regulations on the Page Index (above and to the right).

For pricing information contact RdC

 

Stream Sediment Surveys

Recursos del Caribe has acquired and preserved stream sediment geochemical databases generated since the 1960′s by mining companies, government agencies, and the United Nations.  The reports, including appendices of analytical data, have been scanned and the maps have been geo-referenced to facilitate interpretation. For some of the more recent surveys, the data is available in “digital” format (as vector files).

For pricing information and an index of stream sediment surveys, contact RdC.