On a recent excursion to the state of Trujillo a calcareous conglomerate was found in the basal part of the La Quinta formation. It is mainly composed of pebbles of a light gray limestone, some of which contain small gastropods, stems of crinoids, and fusulinids.

Outcrops of the conglomerate, which is 2 meters thick, occur along the new road from Trujillo to San Lázaro, between Kilometers 10 and 16. Tectonically they are situated in the northwest flank of the southwest-striking San Jacinto syncline which is a part of the mountain system known as the Venezuelan Andes. The conglomerate is overlain...

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