|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.
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|Tertiary - Cretaceous2.588 - 145 Ma||Cretaceous-Tertiary plutonic: mafic rocks|
Plutonic: mafic rocks
References for regional geology:
Data provided by Macrostrat.org
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.