Miocene “Kingshill Seaway” —a Dynamic Carbonate Basin and Shelf Model, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands1
Published:January 01, 1977
H. G. Multer, S. H. Frost, L. C. Gerhard, 1977. "Miocene “Kingshill Seaway” —a Dynamic Carbonate Basin and Shelf Model, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands", Reefs and Related Carbonates—Ecology and Sedimentology, Stanley H. Frost, Malcolm P. Weiss, John B. Saunders
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Deposition of pelagic chalk, turbidites, debris flows, and calcareous sandstone of the Kingshill Marl resulted from a variety of sedimentary processes active in an open basin and adjacent shelf in central St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Foraminiferal, coral, and nannoplankton index-fossil evidence indicates an age for the Kingshill ranging from middle early Miocene to middle Miocene.
The dominant lithology of the Kingshill is a bedded sequence of alternating (1) porous, pale orange, pelagic, biogenic chalk and (2) sandy to conglomeratic, light brown, terrigenous and ben-thic, skeletal marl. The latter unit represents periodic turbidite and debris flows (containing 0.5 m...
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