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Journal Article
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Mitchell, Simon F.
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Department of Geography and Geology
Article Title
Field guide to the geological evolution of the Maastrichtian rocks of the Central Inlier, Jamaica
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Caribbean Journal of Earth Science
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Refereed
Date of Publication
2002
Volume ID
36
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27-38
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Abstract
This field guide describes the geology found in the central part of the Central Inlier. The oldest rocks present, the Arthurs Seat Formation, represent the deposits of a volcanic arc. These are succeeded uncomfortably by a Maastrichtian (Upper Cretaceous) transgressive-regressive cycle consisting of the Slippery Rock, Thomas River and Guinea Corn formations, and the Summerfield Group. The various stops show how this transgressive-regressive cycle developed.....
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