Divers chase a sea turtle at the wall break, 12 m deep, San Salvador, Bahamas.
I. Introduction: What Similarities are there in the structure and settings of the Delaware Basin of New Mexico and the Modern Bahama Bank?
II. Stratigrafic Problems and Resemblances
B. Preservation Potential
C. Lack of Clastic Imput
D. Shallow Marine Environments
III. Tectonic Controls
A. Closing Intracratonic Basin
B. Tong of the Ocean
IV. Striking Similarities
B. Reef Structures and Slopes
C. Turbidites and Debris Flows
E. Beach Rock and Pisolites
V. Conclusion: How do these similarities and differences help reconstruct environments of deposition?
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Scholle, Peter A. A Color Illustrated Guide To Carbonate Rock Constituents, Textures, Cements and Porosities. The American Association of Petroleum Geologists, 1978.
Matthews, Robert K. Dynamic Stratigraphy: An Introduction to Sedimentation and Stratigraphy. Prentice-Hall Inc., 1984
Harris, Paul M. and Grover, George A. “Subsurface and Outcrop Examination of the Capitan Shelf Margin, Northern Delaware Basin.” SEPM Core Workshop No. 13, April 23, 1989.
Hardie, Lawrence A. Sedimentation on the Modern Carbonate Tidal Flats of Northwest Andros Island, Bahamas. Johns Hopkins University Studies in Geology; no 22, 1977.
Tucker, Maurice E. and Paul V. Wright Carbonate Sedimentology. Blackwell Science Ltd., 1990.
Rohr, David M. “The Cibolo Reef Block Revisited.” Abstracts with Programs: Geological Society of America, March 2002, Vol. 34, Issue 3, pp. 34.
Harris, Paul M. “The Enigma of Prograding Steep, High relief Carbonate platform Margins.” Abstract with Programs: Geological Society of America, November 2001, Vol. 33, Issue 6, pp. 409.
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