The Metallogenic Map and Provinces of the Republic of Mexico (Salas. 1976, 1980) was the end result of prolonged work to which many contributed: Genaro Gonzalez Reyna. Ruben Pesquera Velasquez, German Arriaga Garcia, Moises Martinez Manrique, Hugo Cortes Guzman, and many other members of the Mineral Resources Council (Consejo de Recursos Minerales) and of the Geological Institute (Institute Geologico, UNAM). The publication stressed the importance in metallogenesis of the geochronological epochs during which the mineral deposits originated and their correlation with petrograph ic. metallogenic. And orogenic provinces.
There is no specific definition of a metallogenic province. Many authors share basic concepts; more recently. others. Using more adva nced and sophisticated techniques. have found geo- chemical or metalliferous consanguinity in certain deposits located within certain petrographic provinces.
Figures & Tables
This volume was developed, produced, and privately printed in Mexico, in Spanish, by the late Ing. G.P. Salas in 1988, as a Mexican contribution to the Geology of North America, with the understanding that it would be translated into English for inclusion in the set. The translation is by Dr. Cecily Petzall of Caracas, Venezuela, with considerable figure translation and redrafting provided by GSA. Salas worked on the volume until his death, with much valuable help from Ing. Hugo Cortez Guzmán. The result is a valuable English-language synthesis of the information available to Salas in the early to mid-1980s about the geothermal, coal, and metal-mining sectors (and some non-metallic resources) of the economic geology of Mexico.