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Eocene and miocene rocks off the northeastern coast of the United States

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Abstract

A grab sample from a depth of 1675 m at a point south of Cape Cod contains early Eocene planktonic Foraminifera and is correlated with the Globorotalia rex zone of Trinidad. The assemblage indicates a depth comparable to that existing today. Regional relations suggest that the Cretaceous and Eocene deposits deepen to the west toward New Jersey. Two mollusk-bearing blocks dredged from the northern side of Georges Bank are correlative with the Miocene Yorktown Formation. Rocks from two other stations are probably Miocene. Benthonic Foraminifera in one sample indicate deposition in cool temperate waters of less than 60 m depth. ?? 1965.

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Title:
Eocene and miocene rocks off the northeastern coast of the United States
Series title:
Deep-Sea Research and Oceanographic Abstracts
Volume
12
Issue:
6
Year Published:
1965
Language:
English
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