ColombiaMap – a GIS database for Colombia, available in MapInfo or in ArcGIS format.


ColombiaMap is a five-part GIS database that assembles and displays information pertaining to the geology and metallic mineral resources of Colombia. ColombiaMap modules, designed to be used together, include Topography, Geology, TS Units, Prospects and Land Status.

For a detailed description and for pricing information, click on: Colombia Readme or contact RdC.

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The Topography module includes shaded relief, bathymetry and digital elevation models (DEM) along with major infrastructure.

The Geology module provides up-to-date geology in vector format along with Topography. It is suitable for those who are interested only in the geology of Colombia.

The TS Units module, which includes Topography and Geology, provides a tectono-stratigraphic interpretation based on published references and with an emphasis on intrusive events that are linked to gold and copper mineralization.

The Prospect module, which includes Topography, Geology and TS Units, plots 2100 known metallic mineral mines and prospects. Metallic mineral occurrences are linked to current information on past production, reserves and resources and references to the literature.

The Land Status module, which includes Topography, locates over 2600 metallic mineral concessions (attributed with ownership and contract date) and plots the location of mineral reserve areas, national parks, forest reserves, areas of restricted entry and areas with special social and/or security concerns.

The Prospect module can be used to:

  • Review resource and production information for individual mineral occurrences.
  • Find references to the literature with more information on specific properties.
  • Evaluate prospective terrain using the geologic and tectono-stratigraphic base maps.
  • Answer specific queries, e.g. “Locate and identify all deposits with over 500,000 ounces gold.”
  • Select properties for evaluation and possible acquisition.
  • Design exploration programs with a focus on particular tectono-stratigraphic units.
  • Click on Prospect DEMO to see how the Prospect module works.



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.


ColombiaMap is offered by Recursos del Caribe, S.A.

For questions or for further information:contact RdC