Jackson, Trevor A.; Scott, Peter W.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Geography and Geology; Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
A welded tuff boulder from within the Wagwater Belt, Jamaica
The journal of the Geological Society of Jamaica
Date of Publication
A welded tuff boulder was discovered in the Hog Hole River, Gordon Town, St. Andrew and is the first of its kind to be reported from the Wagwater Belt. The flattened fiammae indicate that it is a densely welded tuff with an apparent flattening ratio that is greater than 6. The mineralogy and major-element chemistry indicate that it belongs to the Newcastle Volcanic Formation which is confined to the Wagwater Belt. The petrology of the Newcastle tuff is different from the partly welded tuffs of the Summerfield Formation.....