How to Order

How to Order

 

Recursos del Caribe offers GreaterAntillesMap, CentralAmericaMap and ColombiaMap for sale. Each of the three GIS databases consists of five modules: Topography (digital elevation models and shaded relief), Geology (vector files for the geologic map), TS Units (a tectono-stratigraphic interpretation), Prospects (metallic mineral occurrences) and Land Status (national parks, protected areas and metallic mineral concessions). Each is available in either MapInfo or ArcGIS format. For a detailed description of each database, download the readme files: Greater Antilles readme, Central America readme, Colombia readme.

Recursos del Caribe has compiled and digitized published stream sediment geochemical surveys, geophysical surveys and has assembled applicable mining an environmental laws for each country in the region.

For a list and brief description of the available stream sediment surveys, download the Stream Sediment Survey Index. For a description of multielement stream sediment geochemical databases for Panama and for Colombia, click on Panama SS database or on Colombia SS database.

For more information or to place an order: contact RdC

These databases are designed for mining and exploration companies and for government and private agencies interested in the geology of the Caribbean region. The maps on this web site (without the accompanying databases) are available for free to students, professors and academic institutions: contact RdC

Carl Nelson’s publications can be reviewed and downloaded (for free) by clicking on Published Articles.

CentralAmericaMap: a GIS Database for Central America
Topography, Geology, TS Units (tectono-stratigraphy), Prospect and Land Status for all of Central America (Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama), available in ArcGIS or MapInfo format. Radiometric dates, stream sediment survey data and geophysical survey data offered separately (see below).
$30,000
GreaterAntillesMap: a GIS database for the Greater AntillesTopography, Geology, TS Units (tectono-stratigraphy), Prospect and Land Status for all of the Greater Antilles (including the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands), available in ArcGIS or MapInfo format. Radiometric dates, stream sediment survey data and geophysical survey data offered separately (see below).
$30,000
ColombiaMap:
a GIS database for Colombia
Topography, Geology, TS Units (tectono-stratigraphy), Prospect and Land Status for Colombia, available in ArcGIS or MapInfo format. Radiometric dates, stream sediment survey data and geophysical survey data offered separately (see below).
$30,000
 

 

Each of these GIS databases is also available as modules, for instance:

 
Geology:
 

A mosaic of the most recent, published geologic maps (for each country), modified to reflect newer publications, and accompanied by legends, a shaded relief map and bathymetry.

Plus political boundaries, infrastructure, UTM grids and a topographic map index.

$ 10,000
 
for Central America or
the Greater Antilles or
Colombia
TS Units:
 

 

A tectono-stratigraphic interpretation created by taking published geologic maps (in vector format) for the region and coloring polygons according to their origin  (e.g. Late Cretaceous calc-alkaline volcanic arc) rather than their lithology (e.g. dacite, granodiorite). Includes the Geology database.

$20,000

for Central America or
the Greater Antilles or
Colombia
Prospects:

Mines and metallic mineral occurrences, each attributed with name, location, ownership, deposit type, commodity, resource, reserve, status, gross contained metal value, and references to the literature.

Includes the Geology and the Tectono-stratigraphy databases, described above.

$30,000
 
for Central America or
the Greater Antilles or
Colombia

Land Status:

Areas of restricted mineral entry including national parks, forest reserves, indian reservations, national monuments, etc. along with mineral reserve areas as established by local governments.

Plus, metallic mineral concessions gleaned from the official government database, each attributed with ownership, contract date, and expiration date.

Plus a shaded relief base map with bathymetry.

$10,000

Stream Sediment Surveys for the Caribbean Region and for Colombia

 

available by country or by region

Multi-element geochemical stream sediment survey data, published by governments and international agencies (e.g. the United Nations), captured and provided as vector files for easy interpretation.

Plus scanned copies of the original stream sediment survey maps, reports and appendices.

Plus geo-referenced copies of the original stream sediment sample location maps.

For an index of Caribbean stream sediment surveys by country, click on: Stream Sediment Survey Index

For a description of the Colombia stream sediment database, click on: Colombia SS Database

For a description of the Panama stream sediment database, click on: Panama SS Database

see the readme files
 
 

Radiometric Dates

 

 A compilation of published radiometric dates for Central America, Colombia and the Greater Antilles, also available by country.

see the readme files

 

Geophysical Surveys

Airborne geophysical (magnetic and radiometric) survey images including, in some cases, raw data as grd files. For a list of geophysical surveys:

 

contact RdC

Topography, Geology, TS Units, Prospect and Land Status for any single countryTopography, Geology, TS Units, Prospect and Land Status for any single country in Central America or the Greater Antilles (Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Jamaica the Virgin Islands), available in ArcGIS or MapInfo format. Radiometric dates, stream sediment survey data and geophysical survey data offered separately (see below). $10,000
Geology for individual countries Published geologic maps as vector files for each country of Central America and the Greater Antilles.

$5000      per country

Caribbean Regulatory FrameworkA spreadsheet summary of regulations governing mineral development in each of twelve Caribbean Basin countries along with a pdf copy of the mining law for each country.
$5,000 for all twelve countries
 To place an order for any of these products: contact RdC 

Maps that appear on this website.

Each of the maps that appear on this web site is also available as a high resolution tiff image, without the accompanying GIS database.

The maps are are free to students, professors and academic institutions: contact RdC

$5000,
free to students and professors
Publications by           Carl E. NelsonClick on Published Articles to select and download pdf copies of Carl Nelson’s publications. no charge