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Seismic reflection studies of sinkholes and limestone dissolution features on the northeastern Florida shelf

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Edited by: Beck Barry F.

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Abstract

High-resolution seismic-reflection profiles show that the shelf off northern Florida is underlain by solution deformed limestone of Oligocene, Eocene, Paleocene and late Cretaceous age. Dissolution and collapse features are widely scattered. They are expressed in three general forms: as sinkholes that presently breach the sea floor, such as Red Snapper Sink and the Crescent Beach submarine spring; as sinkholes that have breached the seafloor in the past but are now filled with shelf sands; and as dissolution collapse structures that originate deep within the section and have caused buckling and folding of overlying Eocene, Oligocene, and to a lesser extent, Neogene strata. Although deformation caused by solution and collapse can be shown to be a continuous process, the major episode of karstification occurred in the late Oligocene and early Miocene when the shelf was exposed to subaerial conditions.

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Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Seismic reflection studies of sinkholes and limestone dissolution features on the northeastern Florida shelf
ISBN 9061915708
Year Published 1984
Language English
Publisher Balkema
Contributing office(s) Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description 15 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Conference publication
Larger Work Title Sinkholes: Their geology, engineering, and environmental impact
First page 43
Last page 57
Conference Title Sinkholes: Their Geology, Engineering and Environmental Impact, Proceedings of the First Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes.
Conference Location Orlando, FL, USA
Conference Date October 15-17, 1984
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