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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 12° 28' 30'' North , 69° 55' 22'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 12.474891, -69.9228653

Part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Caribbean.

Geology consists of Cretaceous mafic volcanics that were intruded by a late Cretaceous quartz diorite pluton. Carbonate reef rocks form cover on about a third of the island and also form surrounding reefs. The southern portion of the island are crossed by numerous gold-bearing quartz veins in a shear zone. Gold was discovered in 1824 and small production continued to the early 1900's.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Regional Geology

Tertiary - Cretaceous2.588 - 145 MaCretaceous-Tertiary plutonic: mafic rocks

Plutonic: mafic rocks

References for regional geology:

Data provided by

Garrity, C.P., and Soller, D.R.,. Database of the Geologic Map of North America: adapted from the map by J.C. Reed, Jr. and others (2005). U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 424 .

Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d.

9 valid minerals.

Localities in this Region

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