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Volume 7, issue 1
Solid Earth, 7, 11–36, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-7-11-2016
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Special issue: From orogenesis to geoscience in the service of society: the...

Solid Earth, 7, 11–36, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-7-11-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 15 Jan 2016

Research article | 15 Jan 2016

The Imbert Formation of northern Hispaniola: a tectono-sedimentary record of arc–continent collision and ophiolite emplacement in the northern Caribbean subduction–accretionary prism

J. Escuder-Viruete et al.

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New stratigraphical, structural, geochemical, and geochronological data from the northern Caribbean orogenic belt indicate that the Imbert Fm constitutes a coarsening-upward stratigraphic sequence that records the transition of the sedimentation from a pre-collisional forearc to a syn-collisional piggy-back basin in the lower-to-middle Eocene. This piggy-back basin was transported to the top of the Puerto Plata ophiolitic slab as it was emplaced onto the North America continental margin units.
New stratigraphical, structural, geochemical, and geochronological data from the northern...
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