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Limestone walls of Okinawa

Delos E. Flint, Gilbert Corwin, M. G. Dings, W. P. Fuller, F. Stearns MacNeil and R. A. Saplis
Limestone walls of Okinawa
Bulletin of the Geological Society of America (1953) 64 (11): 1247-1260


Wall-like ridges which occur along stream courses, terrace edges, and fault scarps in the Pliocene-Pleistocene limestone terrain of Okinawa are composed of material which is dense and well-cemented at the surface, but porous and poorly lithified in the interior. Formation of the walls is attributed to surface-controlled secondary cementation on the exposed faces of steep limestone outcrops followed by differential erosion of the cemented zone.

ISSN: 1050-9747
Serial Title: Bulletin of the Geological Society of America
Serial Volume: 64
Serial Issue: 11
Title: Limestone walls of Okinawa
Pages: 1247-1260
Published: 1953
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
Accession Number: 1953-001531
Categories: Sedimentary petrology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. (incl. geol. sketch maps)
N26°01'60" - N26°55'00", E127°37'60" - E128°19'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute.
Secondary Affiliation: Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of Geology Exclusive of North America, Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
Update Code: 1953
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