The Basins, Orogens and Evolution of the Southern Gulf of Mexico and Northern Caribbean
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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.
Provenance of the Miocene Nanchital conglomerate, western Chiapas Foldbelt, Mexico: implications for reservoir sands in the Sureste Basin, Greater Campeche Province
Published:February 11, 2021
James Pindell, Roberto Molina-Garza, Diego Villagómez, Uwe Martens, Rod Graham, Daniel Stockli, Bodo Weber, María Isabel Sierra-Rojas, 2021. "Provenance of the Miocene Nanchital conglomerate, western Chiapas Foldbelt, Mexico: implications for reservoir sands in the Sureste Basin, Greater Campeche Province", The Basins, Orogens and Evolution of the Southern Gulf of Mexico and Northern Caribbean, I. Davison, J. N. F. Hull, J. Pindell
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The Miocene Nanchital conglomerate of the western Chiapas Foldbelt is the coarsest terrigenous clastic depositional Cenozoic unit of the region, probably comprising more proximal sections of hydrocarbon-rich slope-fan reservoirs found in the more distal Sureste Basin of the southern Gulf of Mexico fringe. Traditionally, the felsic igneous and metamorphic components of the conglomerate were assumed to derive from the Permian basement of the nearby Chiapas Massif. However, zircon U–Pb dating of five Nanchital conglomerate clasts from the Chiapas Foldbelt as well as several igneous exposures in SW Tehuantepec indicates that the Nanchital conglomerate's catchment area included the western Isthmus...