Geology Field Guides to Canada and South America

Virtual field guides and regional geology of America excluding the the USA: Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Guyana, Jamaica,Mexico. Links to the sites with data describing the local geology of areas throughout Canada and South America

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Not only is fieldwork an essential part of the training of any geologist, it can also be fun for the family. The collecting of fossils can easily distract even the youngest of children for several hours. However, the safety aspects must be emphasised as many people get severely injured or killed around our coastlines and cliffs every year. Some particular hazards include:

Unstable cliff tops; Rocks falling from cliffs or mountains

Rising tides; Large waves

It is also important to remember that the locations are not an infinite resource and should be treated in a manner that will allow future generations to have access to them.

The following sites give details regarding safety and fieldwork codes. These are UK guides, the first two of which are relevant worldwide.

Safety during Fieldwork - Including references

An introduction to Field Mapping

Geological Fieldwork Code



Canada, Geological Survey, substantial online data

Canada, Western geological atlas

Alberta, geological map

Alberta, The Crowsnest Pass

Cypress Hills, Alberta

Alberta, Castle Crown Wilderness

Alberta, Lethbridge

Alberta, Waterton Lakes

Alberta, Milk River

British Colombia, online maps

British Colombia, Victoria, Earthquake hazard maps

British Columbia Fossils

Manitoba, Geology

Newfoundland, Trans Canada Highway and local roads of the Avalon Peninsula

Newfoundland, Geology of the West Coast of Newfoundland

Newfoundland & Labrador, Geology

Newfoundland and Labrador - Traveller's Guide to the Geology

Newfoundland and Labrador, Geological Survey, inclusive an online database

Nova Scotia, A Walking Tour of Rocks, Minerals & Building Stones of Prince Street, Truro

Nova Scotia, fossils

Geology and Ore Deposits of the Timmins District, Ontario.

The Ontario Geological Survey, inclusive online mining information

Saskatchewan, Geology


Mexico and South America

Geological Maps

Regional Geology of Argentina and Cono Sur, Andes

Argentina, Project Patagonia

Bahamas, Northern Great Bahama Bank

Belize, Geology

Brazil, Geology

Chile, Geología Regional de la Region Atacama (Chile)

Costa Rica, Geology

Guyana, Geology

Jamaica, Geology

Mexico, Copper of Sierra Cobre