Jackson, Trevor A.,; Draper, Grenville; Robinson, Edward; Fleugeman, Richard H.
Geography and Geology; Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
Field guide to the geology of Eastern Jamaica
Donovan, S. K.
The Fifteenth Caribbean Geological Conference: Articles, field guides and abstracts
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29 June - 2 July 1998
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Department of Geography and Geology, University of the West Indies
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Contributions to Geology, UWI, Mona
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A field trip to eastern Jamaica examined rocks of the Blue Mountain Block and the Wagwater Belt. The Blue Mountains and the Port Royal Mountains form the most rugged topography and highest elevations in the island, most probably because they are still undergoing tectonic uplift - this may be occurring due to thrust and reactivation on a crustal scale of a Paleocene northeast-dipping, listric normal fault (Draper 1998). As a result ,the Blue Mountains are being tilted northeast as they are uplifted. Thus the geological map of the Blue Mountains may represent a crustal section of eastern Jamaica, with the highest (and youngest) rocks exposed in the northeast of the inlier and the deepest/oldest in the southwest.....