|Location is approximate, based on center of defined region.|
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||12° 28' 30'' North , 69° 55' 22'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||12.47489,-69.92287|
|Other regions containing this locality:||The Caribbean|
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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9 valid minerals.
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66 - 145 Ma
|Mesozoic intrusive rocks|
Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)
Lithology: Intrusive igneous rocks
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529.