Central America

CentralAmericaMap – a GIS database for  Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama, available in MapInfo or in ArcGIS format.


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

CentralAmericaMap consists of modules for Geography, Geology, TS Units, Mines and Prospects, Land Status, References and Plots, all designed to be used together.

For a detailed description and for pricing information click on: Central America or contact RdC.

For a closer view, use your cursor to hover over any map.

The Geography module provides shaded relief, bathymetry, digital elevation models (DEM), major infrastructure and a topographic map index.

The Geology module provides up-to-date geology in vector format and Topography. It is suitable for those who require only geology and topography.

The TS Units module, which includes Topography and Geology, provides a tectono-stratigraphic interpretation of the geologic map based on published references.

The Prospects module, which includes Topography, Geology and TS Units, assembles pertinent information for 1100 individual mineral occurrences.

The Land Status module, which includes Topography, assembles information on 2900 mineral concessions along with the location of national parks, forest reserves, indian reservations, national monuments, and other areas of restricted mineral entry.

References provides pdf copies of the publications used to compile CentralAmericaMap.

Plots provides up-to-date metallogenic and land status maps as high resolution tiff images.

for a closer view, use your cursor to hover over the map.



The Prospect module can be used to:

  • Review resource and production information for individual properties.
  • Find references to the literature with more information on specific properties.
  • See what previous owners paid for the property (terms of previous transactions).
  • See if a property has been drilled before and what the principal results were.
  • Answer specific queries, for example “Locate and identify all deposits with over 500,000 ounces gold.”
  • Click on Prospect DEMO to see how the Prospect module works.
  • Select properties for evaluation and possible acquisition.
  • Design and carry out exploration programs with a focus on particular tectono-stratigraphic units.


CentralAmericaMap land status:


The Land Status module can be used to;

  • Identify areas already covered by exploration or extraction concessions.
  • Identify the owner of individual concessions, the contract date and the expiration date.
  • Check for nearby parks, national forests, or other areas of restricted mineral entry.
  • Answer specific queries such as “Locate all concessions held by Minera Occidente, S.A.”
  • Click on Land Status DEMO to see how the land status module works.


Multi-element geochemical data for Panama and/or Nicaragua, in MapInfo or in ArcGIS format.

For a detailed description of these multielement geochemical databases, click on:

Panama Gchem database

Nicaragua Gchem database




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.

For a detailed description of the database and pricing information, click on  Central America or contact RdC.