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Journal: Geology
Published: 01 June 2010
Geology (2010) 38 (6): 523-526.
... abandonment of agricultural systems associated with disintegration of Classic Maya polities ca. A.D. 800–1000. We used lithological, geochemical, magnetic, and palynological data from sediment cores of Lake Petén Itzá in the Maya Lowlands of northern Guatemala. Sediment core chronology was developed using...
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—<b>Northern</b> <b>Guatemala</b>, wildcat wells.
Published: 01 August 1964
FIG. 17. —Northern Guatemala, wildcat wells.
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<b>NORTHERN</b> <b>GUATEMALA</b> AND BRITISH HONDURAS.
Published: 01 July 1960
Fig. 15. NORTHERN GUATEMALA AND BRITISH HONDURAS.
Series: AAPG Memoir
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.1306/M79877C14
EISBN: 9781629810546
... Abstract The Yucatan Block is a rifted continental microplate covering 450,000 sq km in southern Mexico, northern Guatemala, and Belize. The crystalline basement is mantled by a Late Jurassic through Holocene carbonate/evaporite platform up to six-km thick. While the northern and western edges...
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Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 February 1974
AAPG Bulletin (1974) 58 (2): 313-320.
... the Chochal is absent in the subsurface of the northern and central parts of the Peten Lowland of Guatemala ( Lloyd and Dengo, 1960 ; G. Escalante, written commun.). However, Bateson (1972 , p. 961) reported probably equivalent massive limestone in the Maya Mountains. The Todos Santos Formation...
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Series: GCSSEPM
Published: 01 December 2001
DOI: 10.5724/gcs.01.21.0713
EISBN: 978-0-9836096-9-8
..., Guatemala, and Belize. Abstract The Yucatan block is a rifted continental microplate covering 450,000 sq km in southern Mexico, northern Guatemala, and Belize. The crystalline basement is mantled by a Late Jurassic through Recent carbonate/evaporite platform up to six km thick. The southern margin...
Series: AAPG Memoir
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.1306/M79877C29
EISBN: 9781629810546
... sediments in northern Guatemala, and thin or dense sediments in the El Salvador depression. In Nicaragua and Honduras, the Nicaragua depression thickens toward the Costa Rican border, and the Mosquitia Basin is seen to consist of a series of depositional centers, possibly pull-apart basins. In Panama...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 September 2003
Journal of the Geological Society (2003) 160 (5): 783-795.
...G. Keller; W. Stinnesbeck; T. Adatte; B. Holland; D. StÜben; M. Harting; C.de Leon; J.dela Cruz Abstract Large spheroid deposits at Albion Island and Armenia in northern and central Belize and the spherule deposits of southern Belize and eastern Guatemala have the same glass origin based...
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... Abstrack The tectonic history of Northern Central America can be traced to mid-Paleozoic time, when a marginal geosyncline was present soulh of the foreland platform which occupied approximately the present Yucatân Peninsula. Before Pennsylvanian time, the geosynclinal sediments were intensely...
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... Abstrack In Central America and the Antilles are two of the major tectonic belts of the western hemisphere—the Antillean system, extending from Cuba through the islands of the eastern Caribbean to Venezuela, and the Central American system, following the Pacific Coast from northern Guatemala...
Journal Article
Journal: Geology
Published: 01 October 2007
Geology (2007) 35 (10): 915-918.
...Flavio S. Anselmetti; David A. Hodell; Daniel Ariztegui; Mark Brenner; Michael F. Rosenmeier Abstract We used seismic and sediment core data to quantify soil erosion rates for the past ∼6000 yr in the closed catchment of Lake Salpetén, in the tropical lowlands of northern Guatemala. The region...
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Series: GSA Special Papers
Published: 01 January 2006
DOI: 10.1130/2006.2412(04)
... the scenic highlands of Guatemala ( Williams, 1960 ). South-southwest of Santa María is the gently sloping coastal plain, which runs some 60 km to the Pacific Ocean. Figure 1. Santa María volcano and environs. Inset shows regional tectonic setting for the northern part of the Central America...
Series: GSA Special Papers
Published: 01 January 2006
DOI: 10.1130/2006.2412(07)
... In the Central American arc, southeastern Guatemala hosts the most diverse volcanism. Large stratovolcanoes at the volcanic front (VF) form as a result of subduction of the oceanic Cocos plate beneath the continental Caribbean plate. Behind the volcanic front (BVF) volcanism...
Series: DNAG, Geology of North America
Published: 01 January 1991
DOI: 10.1130/DNAG-GNA-H.167
EISBN: 9780813754567
... Abstract The major tectonic features of northern South America (Fig. 1) are depicted in detail in the tectonic map compiled by Martin (1978), a regional synthesis presented by Bellizzia and others (1981), and a classification of tectonic provinces by Case and others (1984). One of the most...
Series: DNAG, Geology of North America
Published: 01 January 1991
DOI: 10.1130/DNAG-GNA-H.37
EISBN: 9780813754567
... Abstract Northern (nuclear) Central America is conveniently divided into the Maya (sometimes called Yucatán) and Chortis blocks (Fig. 1). The division between the two blocks is the Motagua suture zone, which follows the Motagua River in east and central Guatemala, but whose western extension...
Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1144/SP328.11
EISBN: 9781862395763
...–Caribbean Plate boundary in southern Mexico, Guatemala and northern Honduras. The principal questions addressed are: which crustal sections accommodated the large-scale sinistral offset along the plate boundary, what was the timing of offset and deformation, and in what kinematic framework did it occur...
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Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 July 1960
AAPG Bulletin (1960) 44 (7): 1252-1253.
...Joel J. Lloyd; Gabriel Dengo ABSTRACT The Peten area of Guatemala was intermittently occupied by a marine basin from the late Paleozoic through the Cenozoic. The oldest sediments in the basin probably represent deep-water deposition in Pennsylvanian time. Emergence of the area, in the Permian...
Journal Article
Journal: Geology
Published: 01 January 2004
Geology (2004) 32 (1): 17-20.
.... , Fontignie , D. , and Vuagnat , M. , 1978 , Ages (K-Ar) sur diverses ophiolites et roches associées de la Cordillère centrale du Guatemala : Bulletin de Suisse Minéralogie et Pétrographie , v. 58 p. 405 - 412 . Burkart , B. , 1994 , Northern Central America, : in Donovan...
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Series: DNAG, Geology of North America
Published: 01 January 1989
DOI: 10.1130/DNAG-GNA-N.535
EISBN: 9780813754659
... the northern part of the trench off southern Mexico where the Cocos and North American Plates converge is described by Watkins (this volume). In this chapter, I describe a corridor of seismic and drill core data across the Guatemalan convergent margin. The tectonic structure off Guatemala differs from other...
Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 March 1979
AAPG Bulletin (1979) 63 (3): 426-427.
...Burke Burkart ABSTRACT Previously reported left-lateral slip of 132 ± 5 km across the Polochic fault of Guatemala and Chiapas, Mexico, was based on a match of structures and stratigraphic units. This amount of offset can also be established by a match of present topographies in the region...