Research Products and Services

Computer resources within IMDEX/Cascabel include digitizing tables, engineering plotters and AutoCad, MapInfo and Techbase software packages for any kind of computerization of map data and/or presentation of geological or geochemical data in plan or section. A full-time "Gerente de Informatic", or computer geologist is on staff in Cascabel's  Hermosillo office to handle all aspects of data manipulation and management.

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IMDEX/Cascabel has developed a computerized bibliography of geology and mining of Mexico, MEXBIB 2.0, which contains over 40,000 references including a lot of the "gray-literature", or hard-to-find references and unpublished manuscript files in Spanish and English. For example, the complete open-file holdings of the Consejo de Recursos library are included, as are the index to the UC Bancroft Collection, the Anaconda Mexican Files and other relevant personal manuscript collections in the International Archive of Economic Geology in Laramie, Wyoming (i.e. Thayer Lindsley, Augustus Locke, Ira B. Joralemon etc.). Presently, MEXBIB 2.0 is for sale as a stand-alone product using a Windows database platform: SuperBase (included in price). Efforts are presently being made to develop a revised MEXBIB into an Internet-accessible searchable bibliographic resource on a pay per search and/or per citation basis. (This may take a while.)

On consignment, IMDEX/Cascabel will do detailed property or district-scale research including copies of any references, maps etc. When combined with up-to-date Land Research available through Minera Cascabel, these work-ups are often a fast-track to what's happened previously and what is presently happening at a given property.