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Series: GSA Special Papers
Published: 01 October 2010
DOI: 10.1130/2010.2471(04)
... The prime cause of the relocation of one of the first villages founded in Venezuela by Spaniards in the early seventeenth century was likely motivated by earthquakes. San Antonio de Mucuñó, located in the Merida Andes ~200 km south-southeast of Maracaibo, was subjected to the effects...
Series: AAPG Memoir
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.1306/M79877C36
EISBN: 9781629810546
... Venezuela from the Upper Cretaceous to the Paleocene. The third event is characterized by compression that has occurred quite recently, and it may be associated with the development of the Mérida Andes. This last event is responsible for the development of the major structures in the Rubio block...
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Series: GCSSEPM
Published: 01 December 1997
DOI: 10.5724/gcs.97.18.0093
EISBN: 978-1-944966-31-7
... extend into the outcrop belt of the Mérida Andes, and into the southernmost part of the Maracaibo Basin. Upper Eocene strata consist mostly of marginal marine and deltaic clastics, and are only preserved in the southern Maracaibo Basin. Multiple unconformities and major sequence boundaries...
Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 November 1966
AAPG Bulletin (1966) 50 (11): 2366-2387.
...H. C. Arnold ABSTRACT An upper Paleozoic sedimentation cycle is represented by the rocks of the Sabaneta and Palmarito Formations of the Mérida Andes, southeast of Lake Maracaibo. The Sabaneta is a terrestrial deposit, whereas the overlying Palmarito is marine. Both formations were deposited...
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Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 January 1964
AAPG Bulletin (1964) 48 (1): 70-84.
...Compañia Shell de Venezuela; Creole Petroleum Corporation ABSTRACT Re-study of supposedly Devonian faunas from the Mérida Andes has shown that their true ages are Ordovician, Silurian, and Permo-Carboniferous. Preliminary faunal lists are included. Not a single fauna of definite Devonian age...
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Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 May 1964
AAPG Bulletin (1964) 48 (5): 728-729.
...R. M. Stainforth 1 Geologist, Creole Petroleum Corporation. Response received, February 27, 1964. © 1964 American Association of Petroleum Geologists 1964 American Association of Petroleum Geologists The group responsible for the article, “Paleozoic Rocks of Mérida Andes...
Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 May 1964
AAPG Bulletin (1964) 48 (5): 727-728.
... of the “Paleozoic Rocks of Mérida Andes, Venezuela” and the geologists who carried out the latest field work for the above paper—H. C. Arnold and W. R. Smith—are to be commended for the important contribution toward the solution of an old and contradictory problem. REFERENCES Christ , P. , 1927 , La...
Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 March 1961
AAPG Bulletin (1961) 45 (3): 342-375.
.... This current study of the fossiliferous Paleozoic sedimentary strata of the Mérida Andes of western Venezuela and the availability of supporting data from Colombia and Ecuador attest the extensive deposition of marine fossiliferous rocks during the Cambrian, Ordovician, Devonian, Pennsylvanian, and Permian...
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Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 September 1956
AAPG Bulletin (1956) 40 (9): 2278-2283.
... that a large part of the slightly metamorphosed and, in many places, more metamorphosed sediments of the Merida Andes are probably Paleozoic and not pre-Cambrian, as formerly supposed. The name Caparo-Bella Vista series was first used by Christ (1927 , p. 404) to designate the metamorphic sequence exposed...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 February 2010
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (2010) 100 (1): 241-255.
... aligned with the fault, which extended along the central valley of the Mérida Andes with the principal populated places. In Figure  10b a map with the intensity points (Table S4, of the electronic supplement to this article) is shown. In this case applying a fault-strike correction would not have...
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Digital elevation model of <b>Mérida</b> <b>Andes</b> showing sample locations and apatit...
in > Geology
Published: 01 February 2011
Figure 2. Digital elevation model of Mérida Andes showing sample locations and apatite fission-track ages (Ma) used in this study (hexagons—this study; stars— Kohn et al., 1984 ). White dashed lines indicate major faults; ECB—El Carmen block.
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—Index map, <b>Mérida</b> <b>Andes</b>, western Venezuela. Locations of  sections 1 – 6 ,...
Published: 01 November 1966
Fig. 1. —Index map, Mérida Andes, western Venezuela. Locations of sections 1 – 6 , where upper Paleozoic Sabaneta-Palmarito sequence was studied, are shown. Locations of Figures 2A, 2B , 3 , and 4 are shown.
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—Location of Sabaneta-Palmarito sequence, Portachuela area, <b>Mérida</b> <b>Andes</b>. S...
Published: 01 November 1966
Fig. 3. —Location of Sabaneta-Palmarito sequence, Portachuela area, Mérida Andes. Shows type locality of Sabaneta and Palmarito Formations. Location of structural section 5B ( Fig. 5 ) shown. Location of Figure 3 shown on Figure 1 .
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Thickness Variations, Palmarito Formation—<b>Mérida</b> <b>Andes</b>, Venezuela
Published: 01 November 1966
Table I. Thickness Variations, Palmarito Formation—Mérida Andes, Venezuela
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—Map of Paleozoic fossil localities in Río Caparo area of <b>Mérida</b> <b>Andes</b>.
Published: 01 January 1964
Fig. 2. —Map of Paleozoic fossil localities in Río Caparo area of Mérida Andes.
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—Fossiliferous Paleozoic localities of <b>Mérida</b> <b>Andes</b>, Venezuela.
Published: 01 March 1961
Fig. 1. —Fossiliferous Paleozoic localities of Mérida Andes, Venezuela.
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—Some Devonian sediments of <b>Mérida</b> <b>Andes</b> of southwestern Venezuela.
Published: 01 September 1956
FIG. 1. —Some Devonian sediments of Mérida Andes of southwestern Venezuela.
Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 October 1946
AAPG Bulletin (1946) 30 (10): 1621-1741.
...F. A. Sutton ABSTRACT The Maracaibo basin lies mainly in northwestern Venezuela and occupies the V-shaped depression between the diverging Andes de Mérida and Sierra de Perijá, two offshoots of the main Cordilleran system of South America. On the southwest the basin extends slightly into eastern...
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Series: GSA Special Papers
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.1130/SPE284-p171
... tectonism. The northern Mérida Andes, which comprise basement gneisses and granites overlain by unmetamorphosed to low-grade metamorphosed clastics, supply two types of assemblage reflecting these two lithological types: garnet-sillimanite-staurolite-amphibole suites from the basement rocks, and epidote...
Journal Article
Published: 01 March 2001
Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France (2001) 172 (2): 159-175.
...Yves Hervouet; Jose Tomass Castrillo-Delgado; Oscar Odreman Abstract Geological framework; Geological setting: The Venezuela Andes or Merida Andes (fig. 1) extend from the Colombian border in the SW to Barquisimeto in the NE, and constitute a basement uplift exceeding 5,000 m near Merida (Pico...