The Basins, Orogens and Evolution of the Southern Gulf of Mexico and Northern Caribbean
CONTAINS OPEN ACCESS
This volume brings together 17 comprehensive, data-rich analyses to provide an updated perspective on the Mexican sector of the Gulf of Mexico, Florida and the northern Caribbean. The papers span a broad range of scales and disciplines from plate tectonic evolution to sub-basin-scale analysis. Papers are broadly categorized into three themes: (1) geological evolution of the basins of the southern Gulf of Mexico in Mexico, Bahamas and Florida and their hydrocarbon potential; (2) evolution of the region's Late Cretaceous to Neogene orogens and subsequent denudation history; and (3) geological evolution of the basins and crustal elements of the northern Caribbean. This book and its extensive datasets are essential for all academic and exploration geoscientists working in this area. The volume also includes two large maps detailing the Mexican Gulf of Mexico and the Northern Caribbean areas.
Late Mesozoic and Cenozoic thermotectonic history of eastern, central and southern Mexico as determined through integrated thermochronology, with implications for sediment delivery to the Gulf of Mexico
Published:February 11, 2021
Gary G. Gray, Diego Villagomez, James Pindell, Roberto Molina-Garza, Paul O'Sullivan, Daniel Stockli, William Farrell, David Blank, Jonathan Schuba, 2021. "Late Mesozoic and Cenozoic thermotectonic history of eastern, central and southern Mexico as determined through integrated thermochronology, with implications for sediment delivery to the Gulf of Mexico", The Basins, Orogens and Evolution of the Southern Gulf of Mexico and Northern Caribbean, I. Davison, J. N. F. Hull, J. Pindell
Download citation file:
A database of 134 apatite fission track (AFT), and apatite and zircon (U–Th)/He analyses has been assembled for eastern Mexico. Most of these samples have reset ages and track lengths reflecting rapid cooling. Time–temperature histories were modelled for 99 localities, and were converted to depth using a constant gradient of 30°C km−1. Maps of these results reveal smooth temperature patterns in space and time, indicating that heating was due to regional burial rather than hydrothermal circulation. Cooling began by 90 Ma in the west and 50 Ma along the eastern edge of the Sierra Madre Oriental. These...