Abbott, Richard N.; Jackson, Trevor A.; McSween, H. W.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Geography and Geology; Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
Metamorphic conditions in the Westphalia Schists of the Blue Mountain inlier, Jamaica: Tectonic implications
International Geology Reviews
Date of Publication
Two groups of metamorphic rocks - the Westphalia Schists and Mt. Hibernia Schists - occur as fault-bounded blocks on the southwestern side of the Blue Mountain Inlier in eastern Jamaica. The metamorphosed sediments and volcanic rocks are part of an Early Cretaceous accretionary complex. The Mt. Hibernia Schists reflect Sanbagawa facies-series metamorphism. Metamorphic conditions of the Westphalia Schists are less well known. The issue of whether the Westphalia Schists and Mt. Hibernia Schists belong to the same metamorphic facies-series is addressed.....