Mineral potential

This section includes information about the mineral potential of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay, including metallogenic maps, based on the current available information provided by the Geological Surveys and mining institutions of these Latin American countries. Specific links redirecting to the different corresponding geologic maps can be found below.

ARGENTINA

The Argentinean Geological Survey (SEGEMAR) provides access to the geological, topographic and metallogenic maps of the country with information on its mineral resources via its Geographic Information System (SIG), available online at:

http://sig.segemar.gov.ar/

BRAZIL

The Brazilian Geological Survey (CPRM) offers access to the geological maps divided by region and specific project, available under “Mapas”, for downloading at:

http://www.cprm.gov.br

CHILE

The Chilean Geological Survey (SERNAGEOMIN) offers access to a ‘Mining and Geological Atlas’ and a ‘Mining Geological Portal’ with geospatial information, respectively available at

https://issuu.com/servicionasernageomin/ http://portalgeo.sernageomin.cl/geoportal/

COLOMBIA

The Colombian Geological Survey makes accessible the latest country’s metallogenic map through an interactive tool available at:

http://srvags.sgc.gov.co/

MEXICO

The GeoInfoMex Information Reference System is an interactive tool depicting the main geo-scientific information, including those related to mineral resources and allows the combination of several variables in the same map, available at:

https://www.sgm.gob.mx/GeoInfoMexGobMx/

PERU

The Geological, Mining and Metallurgical Institute of Peru (INGEMMET) publishes the geological map on its website, available at:

http://www.ingemmet.gob.pe/mapa-geologico-nacional

URUGUAY

The Department of Mining and Geology of Uruguay (DINAMIGE) provides access to the geological map of the country at the following link:

http://www.dinamige.gub.uy http://visualizadorgeominero.dinamige.gub.uy/DINAMIGE_mvc2/