Author Affiliation, Ana.
Geography and Geology; Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
Geological excursion guide 9: Jamaica
Date of Publication
Jamaica is geologically significant, with a rock record dating from the Cretaceous and occupying a position at the northeast end of the Nicaraguan Rise, adjacent to the North Caribbean Plate Boundary Zone. During the Cretaceous, Jamaica was part of an island arc, but since the Eocene, limestone has dominated the rock record. This article is designed as a 'Cook's tour' of the geology of Jamaica, explaining the complex evolution of the island and suggesting some particularly interesting localities that the visitor might enjoy as an adjunct to the normal round of sightseeing.....