The Caribbean-Colombian Cretaceous Igneous Province: The Internal Anatomy of an Oceanic Plateau

  1. John J. Mahoney and
  2. Millard F. Coffin
  1. Andrew C. Kerr1,
  2. John Tarney1,
  3. Giselle F. Marriner2,
  4. Alvaro Nivia3 and
  5. Andrew D. Saunders4

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM100p0123

Large Igneous Provinces: Continental, Oceanic, and Planetary Flood Volcanism

Large Igneous Provinces: Continental, Oceanic, and Planetary Flood Volcanism

How to Cite

Kerr, A. C., Tarney, J., Marriner, G. F., Nivia, A. and Saunders, A. D. (1997) The Caribbean-Colombian Cretaceous Igneous Province: The Internal Anatomy of an Oceanic Plateau, in Large Igneous Provinces: Continental, Oceanic, and Planetary Flood Volcanism (eds J. J. Mahoney and M. F. Coffin), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM100p0123

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geology, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester Le1 7RH, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Geology, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX, UK

  3. 3

    Ingeominas-Regional Pacifico, AA9724, Cali, Colombia

  4. 4

    Department of Geology, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester Le1 7RH, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1997

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900827

Online ISBN: 9781118664346

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Keywords:

  • Flood basalts;
  • Volcanism

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Structure and Tectonics of the Caribbean Region

  • Field Relations and Geochemistry of the CCCIP

  • Compositional Variation within the Caribbean-Colombian Oceanic Plateau

  • Plateau Obduction

  • Arc-Derived Basalts Associated with the CCCIP

  • Conclusions