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Geomin: a new portal with mining and geological info about Chile

InvestChile - July,14,2020

The new platform will permit informed decisions about territories and aims to boost mining exploration.


Chile’s National Geology and Mining Service (SERNAGEOMIN) has launched the new Geomin Portal. Bringing together mining and geological information about the country, it includes an integrated search and display interface, making it easier to navigate and more user-friendly. It also offers multi-platform access, meaning that it can be used on desktops and mobile phones, and permits advanced queries using layer attributes.

Mining Minister Baldo Prokurica noted that the new website is an important step in terms of access to information “because this platform allows everyone to obtain data simply and easily.”

The national director of SERNAGEOMIN, Alfonso Domeyko, indicated that, in these difficult pandemic times, the new Geomin Portal is a contribution to the country’s mining activity. “We are very pleased to be able to provide the community with this renewed web application, which will facilitate searches by users since fewer clicks are needed and fewer windows have to be opened to consult information,” he assured.

Domeyko added that the tool will be very useful for mining companies, particularly as regards obtaining information about current exploration projects. “This is possible thanks to Sigex (Exploration Project), which is a layer of the platform that contains all the updated and geo-referenced information and can be downloaded,” he said.

The portal also provides access to the mining survey related to information about mining property in the country, allowing users to observe exploitation and exploration in different parts of Chile, according to the information that SERNAGEOMIN’s inspectors gather on the ground and upload to the platform.

In addition, the portal monitors the 45 volcanoes that pose the greatest risk to the population, doing so 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through a series of sensors located on the volcanoes.

To visit the new site, click here. 


Topics: Mining



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