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The origin and evolution of the Caribbean plate

Author: K H James; Maria A Lorente; James L Pindell; Geological Society of London.
Publisher: London : Geological Society, 2009.
Series: Geological Society special publication, no. 328.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: K H James; Maria A Lorente; James L Pindell; Geological Society of London.
ISBN: 9781862392885 1862392889
OCLC Number: 457155597
Notes: Proceedings of a conference on aspects of the geology of the area between North and South America, held in Sigüenza, Spain, in 2006, with some additional papers. Cf. pref.
Description: ix, 858 pages, [3] folded leaves of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 26 cm.
Contents: Tectonic evolution of the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean and northern South America in the mantle reference frame : an update / J.L. Pindell & L. Kennan --
Some remarks on the Caribbean plate kinematics : facts and remaining problems / G. Giunta & E. Oliveri --
In situ origin of the Caribbean : discussion of data / K.H. James --
Evolution of Middle America and the in situ Caribbean plate model / K.H. James --
The Caribbean : an oroclinal basin? / J. Milsom --
Present-day strain field on the South American slab underneath the Sandwich plate (southern Atlantic Ocean) : a kinematic model / J.L. Giner-Robles [and others] --
Synchronous 29-19Ma arc hiatus, exhumation and subduction of forearc in southwestern Mexico / J.D. Keppie [and others] --
Analogue models of an early Cenozoic transpressive regime in southern Mexico : implications on the evolution of the Xolapa complex and the North American-Caribbean plate boundary / M. Cerca [and others] --
A seismotectonic model for the Chortís block / M. Guzmán-Speziale --
Geological evolution of the NW corner of the Caribbean plate / R.A. Valls Alvarez --
The North American-Caribbean plate boundary in Mexico-Guatemala-Honduras / L. Ratschbacher [and others] --
U-Pb zircon geochronology of Palaeozoic units in western and central Guatemala : insights into the tectonic evolution of Middle America / L.A. Solari [and others] --
Emplacement of the northern ophiolites of Cuba and the Campanian-Eocene geological history of the northwestern Caribbean-SE Gulf of Mexico region / J.L. Cobiella-Reguera --
Geochemistry and tectonomagmatic significance of Lower Cretaceous island arc lavas from the Devil's Racecourse Formation, eastern Jamaica / A.R. Hastie [and others] --
The geotectonic story of the northwestern branch of the Caribbean Arc : implications from structural and geochronological data of Cuba / K.P. Stanek, W.V. Maresch & J.L. Pindell --
Is the Cretaceous primitive island arc series in the circum-Caribbean region geochemically analogous to the modern island arc tholeiite series? / A.R. Hastie --
Late Cretaceous to Miocene seamount accretion and mélange formation in the Osa and Burica peninsulas (southern Costa Rica) : episodic growth of a convergent margin / D.M. Buchs [and others] --
Rethinking the origins of the red chert at La Désirade, French West Indies / H. Montgomery & A.C. Kerr --
Accreted oceanic terranes in Ecuador : southern edge of the Caribbean plate? / E. Jaillard [and others] --
Dextral shear, terrane accretion and basin formation in the northern Andes : best explained by interaction with a Pacific-derived Caribbean plate? / L. Kennan & J.L. Pindell --
Presence of high-grade rocks in NW Venezuela of possible Grenvillian affinity / S. Grande & F. Urbani --
The Cabo de la Vela mafic-ultramafic complex, northeastern Colombian Caribbean region : a record of multistage evolution of a late Cretaceous intra-oceanic arc / M.B.I. Weber [and others] --
Key issues on the post-Mesozoic southern Caribbean plate boundary / F.A. Audemard --
Polyphase development of the Falcón Basin in northwestern Venezuela : implications for oil generation / M. Baquero [and others] --
Caribbean-South America oblique collision model revised / R. Higgs --
The vanishing Carib Halite Formation (Neocomian), Colombia-Venezuela-Trinidad prolific petroleum province / R. Higgs --
A structuring event of Campanian age in western Venezuela, interpreted from seismic and palaeontological data / P.M. Cooney & M.A. Lorente --
The occurrence and timing of high-pressure metamorphism on Margarita Island, Venezuela : a constraint on Caribbean-South America interaction / W.V. Maresch [and others] --
Clastic domains of sandstones in central/eastern Venezuela, Trinidad, and Barbados : heavy mineral and tectonic constraints on provenance and palaeogeography / J.L. Pindell [and others] --
Submarine volcanic stratigraphy and the Caribbean LIP's formational environment / J. Diebold --
Magma source evolution beneath the Caribbean oceanic plateau : new insights from elemental and Sr-Nd-Pb-Hf isotopic studies of ODP Leg 165 Site 1001 basalts / A.C. Kerr, D.G. Pearson & G.M. Nowell.
Series Title: Geological Society special publication, no. 328.
Responsibility: edited by K.H. James, M.A. Lorente and J.L. Pindell.

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