MexicoMap – A GIS database for Mexico.

MexicoMap is a GIS database, available in ArcGIS or MapInfo format, that assembles and displays information related to mineral exploration in Mexico.

MexicoMap modules, designed to work together, include Geography, Geology, TS Units, Radiometric Dates, Mines and Prospects, Land Status, References and Plots.

For a detailed description, click on MexicoMap readme.


The Geography module includes shaded relief, bathymetry and major infrastructure (towns, cities, highways, political boundaries).

The Geology module provides a 1:2,000,000 scale geologic map of Mexico in vector format  along with shaded relief and infrastructure.

The TS Units module, which is built on and includes the Geology and Geography modules, provides a tectono-stratigraphic interpretation based on published references. TS Units provides the base for a metallogenic map of Mexico.

The Prospect module, which includes the Geography, Geology, TS Units and Radiometric Dates modules, plots known metallic mineral mines and prospects. Each mineral occurrence is linked to current information on past production, reserves and resources and references to the literature. The Prospect module can be used to plot a metallogenic map, assess prospectivity and guide exploration.

The Land Status module, which includes Geography (see map below), plots the location of national parks, forest reserves and other areas of restricted mineral entry.

References provides a copy, in pdf format, of publications used to compile the MexicoMap database.

Plots provides metallogenic and land status maps as high resolution tiff images.



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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 prospectivity by using the distribution of the tectono-stratigraphic terrane that hosts a given deposit type.
  • 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 to focus on a particular tectono-stratigraphic unit.
  • 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.

Supplementary Multielement Geochemical Data Set for Mexico:

Multielement stream sediment geochemical data for 151,192 samples collected during joint surveys conducted by the United States Geological Survey and the Consejo de Recursos Minerals. Multielement geochemical data, provided in digital format (as vector files), includes analyses for Au, Ag, Al, As, Ba, Be, Bi, Ca, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Ni, P, Pb, Sb, Sc, Se, Sn, and Sr. The Mexico Multielement Geochemical Database is designed to work with MexicoMap but is sold separately. Click on Mexico Readme  for pricing and a description of the Mexico Multielement Geochemical Database.

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Supplementary Aeromagnetic Data Set for Mexico:

The Supplementary Aeromagnetic Survey Data Set for Mexico draws from the Magnetic Anomaly map of North America, a 2002 compilation of fixed-wing surveys by the United States Geological Survey.


Supplementary Radiometric Data Set for Mexico:

The Supplementary Radiometric Dates (Isotopic Ages) Data Set compiles 8000 published radiometric dates attributed with sample number, sample location, sample description, material dated, isotopic age, analytical error, and publication reference (data source).

For more information, contact RdC