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Biostratigraphy and paleoenvironment of Miocene- Pliocene hemipelagic limestone: Kingshill Seaway, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands.

Journal of Foraminiferal Research

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DOI: 10.2113/gsjfr.12.3.205

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Abstract

The Kingshill Limestone and younger carbonate rocks constitute the central portion of St. Croix, forming the remains of an ancient seaway that was flanked by emergent highlands. The seaway has been filled with thick epipelagic sediments alternating with carbonate turbidites and ash falls and capped with shallow-water reefal and terrigenous debris. Planktonic foraminifera indicate that ages of these rocks range sequentially in a SW direction from the middle Miocene to lower Pliocene. Scanning electron micrographs illustrate 42 species and subspecies of pelagic foraminifera and 13 selected paleoenvironmentally significant aberrant forms.-from Author

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Biostratigraphy and paleoenvironment of Miocene- Pliocene hemipelagic limestone: Kingshill Seaway, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands.
Series title:
Journal of Foraminiferal Research
DOI:
10.2113/gsjfr.12.3.205
Volume
12
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1982
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Foraminiferal Research
First page:
205
Last page:
233