Metallogenic map of Central America and the Caribbean-PDF
The Metallogenetic Map of Central America and the Caribbean, at a scale of 1:4,000,000, covers an area of approximately 4 million km2 and presents information on 567 deposits of metalliferous minerals, industrial minerals and gems. The database also includes data from 333 deposits and occurrences not represented for reasons of scale. It is accompanied by an explanatory text describing the tectonostratigraphic elements, the associated mineral deposits and a summary of the regional tectonic and metallogenetic evolution.
The map was digitally generated from the working documents of the Structural Map of the Caribbean (Bouysse et al., 2021). An adaptation of the geological information and reclassification and regrouping of the units in tectonostratigraphic terms were carried out to reflect the metallogenesis of the region.
The classification of the mineral deposits follows the genetic criteria that coincide with other Continental Metallogenic Maps of the CCGM-CGMW. Typical active margin deposits were identified, such as porphyry and epithermal types associated with island or continental arc magmatism. A simplified classification of paragenetic associations and an internationally used size scale were adopted.
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Gloria Prieto Rincón (Colombia)
Santiago Muñoz Tapia (República Dominicana)
Natalia Amezcua (Mexico)
NATIONAL COORDINATORS AND COMPILERS:
Janeth Sepúlveda Ospina, Carlos Mario Celada Arango (Colombia)
David Jara (Costa Rica)
Xiomara Cazañas Díaz, Jorge Luis Torres Zafra, Jorge Luis Cobiella Reguera (Cuba)
Lukas Zurcher, Greta Orris, Floyd Gray (United States of America)
Carolina Maldonado Díaz (Guatemala)
Noé Rodríguez (Honduras)
Carlos Zarruk (Nicaragua)
Ramón Mérida Montiel (Mexico)
Javier Benítez, Federico Ferpozzi, Valentín Rodríguez, Silvia Chavez
Base map modified from the Structural Map o f the Caribbean (Bouysse et al. 2021)
With the collaboration of:
ASOCIACIÓN DE SERVICIOS DE GEOLOGÍA Y MINERÍA IBEROAMERICANOS
President: Oscar PAREDES ZAPATA Secretary General: Vicente GABALDÓN
COMMISION FOR THE GEOLOGICAL MAP OF THE WORLD
President: Manuel PUBELLIER Secretary General: Pierre NEHLIG Metallogenic Maps Subcommission – President: Martín GOZALVEZISBN: 978-2-917310-43-4 DOI:10.14682/2022MMCAC