South America

continent
Subtopics:
Argentina (15 items)
Bolivia (11 items)
Brazil (22 items)
Chile (16 items)
Colombia (12 items)
Ecuador (10 items)
French Guiana (3 items)
Guyana (5 items)
Paraguay (3 items)
Peru (15 items)
Suriname (5 items)
Uruguay (2 items)
Venezuela (10 items)


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Major mineral deposits of the world

Regional locations and general geologic setting of known deposits of major nonfuel mineral commodities. Originally compiled in five parts by diverse authors, combined here for convenience despite likely inconsistencies among the regional reports.

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U.S. mineral dependence—Statistical compilation of U.S. and world mineral production, consumption, and trade, 1990–2010

The report provides insight into the dependence of the United States on foreign supply to meet the country’s mineral needs. This overview highlights the importance of understanding what is happening at each point along the supply chain.

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Mineral Resource Data System

MRDS describes metallic and nonmetallic mineral resources throughout the world. Included are deposit name, location, commodity, deposit description, geologic characteristics, production, reserves, resources, and references.

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Rare earth element mines, deposits, and occurrences

This dataset contains location, geologic and mineral economic data for world rare earth mines, deposits, and occurrences. The data in this compilation were derived from published and non-published sources.

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Rare earth element mines, deposits, and occurrences

Location, geologic and mineral economic data for world rare earth mines, deposits, and occurrences compiled from published and non-published sources. Geographic coordinates are provided for 577 of the 799 deposits described here.

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Mineral facilities of Latin America and Canada

Database of mines and mineral plants through 2005

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General geologic map of the world

World geology compiled by the Geological Survey of Canada at approximately 1:35,000,000 scale, specifying age (to era) and general lithology of major geologic units, with sources.

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Byproduct metals and rare-earth elements used in the production of light-emitting diodes—Overview of principal sources of supply and material requirements for selected markets

Investigates the expanding LED industry and it’s manufacturing complexities. The sources and supply of the select mineral commodities used and the manufacturing process and supply chain are discussed.

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Conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo: global tantalum processing plants, a critical part of the tantalum supply chain

Sources are discussed to identify risks to the United States associated with critical supply of this strategic mineral / metal and to provide supply chain transparency to policymakers. Focus is on the post-mining, pre-consumer-product part of the chain.

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Conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo: global tungsten processing plants, a critical part of the tungsten supply chain

Sources are discussed to identify risks to the United States associated with critical supply of this strategic mineral / metal and to provide supply chain transparency to policymakers. Focus is on the post-mining, pre-consumer-product part of the chain.

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An exploration in mineral supply chain mapping using tantalum as an example

Investigates the complexity of mineral and metal supply chains in general and shows how they can be mapped. A supply chain is made up of all the manufacturers, suppliers, and information networks supplying materials and parts for production.

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Ni-Co laterite deposits of the world-database and grade and tonnage models

Location, type, mineralogy, name, tonnage and grade, and geological setting for 120 deposits of this type. The US has no active nickel mines or nickel reserves.

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Ni-Co laterite deposits of the world

Location, type, mineralogy, name, tonnage and grade, and geological setting for 120 deposits of this type. The US has no active nickel mines or nickel reserves.

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Descriptive and grade-tonnage models and database for iron oxide Cu-Au deposits

Geological characteristics and resource estimates for 36 known deposits of this type worldwide.

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National Geochemical Database: Rock

Geochemical analysis of rock samples collected and analyzed by the USGS. This dataset includes and supersedes rock data formerly released as "Geochemistry of igneous rocks in the US extracted from the PLUTO database"

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National Geochemical Database: Sediment

Geochemical analysis of sediment samples from the National Geochemical Database. Primarily inorganic elemental concentrations, most samples are of stream sediment in the continental US and Alaska.

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National Geochemical Database: Soil

Geochemical analysis of soil samples from the National Geochemical Database. Primarily inorganic elemental concentrations, most samples are from the continental US and Alaska.

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National Geochemical Database: Concentrate

Geochemistry of concentrates from the National Geochemical Database. Primarily inorganic elemental concentrations, most samples are from the continental US and Alaska.

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In situ LA-ICPMS U–Pb dating of cassiterite without a known-age matrix-matched reference material: Examples from worldwide tin deposits spanning the Proterozoic to the Tertiary

Cassiterite , a main ore mineral in tin deposits, is suitable for U–Pb isotopic dating because of its relatively high U/Pb ratios and typically low common Pb. We report a LA-ICPMS analytical procedure for U–Pb dating of

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Titanium-vanadium deposits hosted in mafic-ultramafic layered intrusions and massif anorthosite intrusions from around the world

Information on titanium-vanadium deposits hosted in mafic-ultramafic layered intrusions and massif anorthosite intrusions from around the world. Includes only deposits with reported grade and tonnage information. Data are provided in CSV and shapefile formats.

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Mineral facilities of Latin America and the Caribbean

Facilities including mines, mineral processing plants, refineries, and smelters, oil and gas field locations, and petroleum refineries. Includes specific forms of the mineral commodity produced, location information, facility name, operator, ownership of the facility, annual production capacity, operational status, as well as geographic coordinates and locational accuracy. Data provided in CSV format.

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Mineral exploration sites of Latin America and the Caribbean

Information about exploration sites relating to the mineral industries of these areas. Includes the mineral commodities present at the site, project name, project type, operator, owners of the site, geographic coordinates, and locational accuracy. Data provided in CSV format.

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Mineral commodity exporting ports of Latin America and the Caribbean

Mineral commodity exporting ports relating to the mineral industries this area. Includes the mineral commodities exported, the form of the exported mineral commodity, the port owner, the estimated annual tonnage, destination countries, as well as sources of mineral products. Data are provided in CSV format.

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U-Pb data for: In situ LA-ICPMS U-Pb dating of cassiterite without a known-age matrix-matched reference material: Examples from worldwide tin deposits spanning the Proterozoic to Tertiary

Data supporting a LA-ICPMS analytical procedure for dating cassiterite, a main ore mineral in tin deposits, with no need for an independently dated matrix-matched cassiterite standard. Data are provided in Microsoft Excel and CSV formats.

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Global Geochemical Database for Critical Metals in Black Shales

Geochemical data for stratigraphic rock sequences containing dominantly fine-grained clastic rocks with appreciable organic carbon (above 0.5 weight percent), usually known as 'black shale facies examples' but including all fine-grained clastic rocks such as argillite, mudstone, claystone, and their low-medium grade metamorphic equivalents. Data are provide in Microsoft Access and tab-delimited text formats.

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Global Geochemical Database for Critical Minerals in Archived Mine Samples

Chemistry and geologic information for historic ore and ore-related rock samples from mineral deposits in the United States and from archetypal deposits from 27 other countries. Data are provide in Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, and CSV formats.

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Argon data for Amazon Craton

Ar/Ar data for samples that record the mineralization of this area. Data are provided in CSV format.

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U.S. Geological Survey Mineral Commodity Summaries 2022 Data Release

Statistics for over 88 nonfuel mineral commodities including items such as production, imports, exports, price, stocks, apparent consumption, and/or net import reliance for nonfuel mineral commodities. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Quantitative mineral resource assessment of copper, molybdenum, gold, and silver in undiscovered porphyry copper deposits in the Andes Mountains of South America

Regional tracts of land where the geology is permissive for the occurrence of undiscovered porphyry copper deposits, with probabilistic estimates of undiscovered resources, along with tables of discovered deposits and prospects.

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Global assessment of undiscovered copper resources

Deposits, prospects, and permissive tracts for porphyry and sediment-hosted copper resources worldwide, with estimates of undiscovered copper resources.

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Estimates of mineral abundances based on Rietveld refinement of X-ray diffraction data from mill tailings and other ore processing materials

Results of mineral abundance estimates based on Rietveld refinement of X-ray diffraction (XRD) analyses of mill tailings and other ore processing materials from worldwide localities. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Solid and aqueous geochemistry for mill tailings and other ore processing materials

Geochemical analyses of solid mill tailings and other ore processing materials from worldwide localities, and leachates from those samples. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Porphyry copper deposits and prospects in the Andes Mountains of South America

New and updated location, references, and grade and tonnage data for porphyry copper deposits in the Andes along with grade and tonnage data from the previous compilations. Data are provided in file geodatabase, shapefile, Microsoft Excel, and CSV formats.

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Argon data for Central Andes (Domeyko Range, Chile)

Ar/Ar data is for samples that record the sedimentation of this area to understand the geologic history of the area. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Qualitative assessment of selected areas of the world for undiscovered sediment-hosted stratabound copper deposits

For each area in which this type of deposit may occur, we provide the main characteristics of the area, classification of known deposits by subtype, and a rank indicating the potential of the area to contain undiscovered resources.

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Lithium Occurrences and Processing Facilities of Argentina, and Salars of the Lithium Triangle, Central South America

Geologic occurrence of lithium in this area, including mineralogy, type of occurrence, and any quantitative data related to size and grade, from publicly available data. Data are provided in Esri file geodatabase format only.

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Argon data for Southern Patagonian Andes

Ar/Ar data for samples that record the detrital sedimentary record of the basin. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Geology and resource assessment of the Venezuelan Guayana Shield at 1:500,000 scale

Mineral resource assessment of the Venezuelan Guayana Shield, including geologic unit map

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