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Richard Weyl:

Geology of Central America

2., completely rev. ed.

1980. VIII, 371 pages, 202 figures, 13 tables, 17x25cm, 1150 g
Language: English

(Beiträge zur regionalen Geologie der Erde, Band 15)

ISBN 978-3-443-11015-4, bound, price: 76.00 €

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Keywords

geologyCentral Americastratigraphypaleozoicjurassic

Contents

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This publication gives an overview about the geological structure of Central America, which is divided into two large units: Northern Central America and Southern Central America. They differ completely from each other in geological history and structure.

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1. Introduction 1
1.1 History of the geological exploration of Central America 1
1.2 Geological institutions in Central America 4
1.3 Serials, comprehensive works, bibliographies 6
2. Morphotectonic features of Central America 8
2.1 Definition of the region 8
2.2 The continental regions 8
2.3 The marine zones 12
3. Northern Central America 22
3.1 Stratigraphic sequence 23
3.11 Crystalline basement rocks 23
3.12 The Upper Paleozoic 31
3.13 Jurassic to Lower Cretaceous 35
3.14 The Cretaceous 38
3.15 The Tertiary 49
3.2 The geological structure of northern Central America 53
3.21 The structure of the Mesozoic orogen 54
3.22 Fault structures in northern Central America 59
3.3 Individual areas 74
3.31 Guatemala 74
3.32 The Maya Mountains 86
3.33 Honduras 92
3.34 Nicaragua 95
4. Southern Central America 109
4.1 Costa Rica 109
4.11 General morphology 109
4.12 Stratigraphic sequence and paleogeography 11G
4.13 Magmatism 132
4.14 Structure 139
4.2 Panama 150
4.21 Introduction and general morphology 150
4.22 Stratigraphic sequence and paleogeography 154
4.23 Magmatism 164
4.24 Structure 170
5. The volcanic ranges and plateaus 176
5.1 Introduction 176
5.2 Tertiary volcanic area 178
5.3 Plutonism in northern Central America 191
5.4 Quaternary volcanism 197
5.5 Individual areas 248
5.51 El Salvador 248
5.52 The Pacific Coastal Plain 257
6. Seismic activity 262
7. Gravity field 276
8. Plate tectonics 279
9. Deposits 293
9.1 Ore deposits 293
9.11 Introduction 293
9.12 The province of the northern Sierras 298
9.13 The province of southern Central America 307
9.14 The province of the volcanic plateaus 314
9.15 Alluvial deposits and deposits formed by weathering 319
9.2 Energy raw materials 321
10. Maps 324
References 330
Author Index 357
Locality Index 363
Subject Index 367