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  • Usage in publication:
    • Manicaboa Formation*
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Tuff
    • Breccia
Publication:

Berryhill, H.L., Jr., 1965, Geology of the Ciales quadrangle, Puerto Rico: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 1184, 116 p.


Summary:

Pg. 16 (table 1), 45-49, pl. 1. Manicaboa Formation. Consists of waterlaid clastic debris (tuff, lapillistone, breccia) of volcanic origin. Thickness approximately 2,140 meters in southwestern part of Ciales quadrangle. Conformably overlies Avispa Lava Member of Rio Orocovis Formation. Intertonguing relation between lower part of Manicaboa and upper part of Avispa indicated; possibility that tongue of volcanic breccia that seems to be a part of the Manicaboa may be lens within Avispa Member. Conformably underlies Minguillo Lava and Blacho Tuff Members of the Pozas Formation (all new); contact sharp at most places, locally unconformable. May be equivalent to the upper Cariblanco or lower Coamo Formations in central and south-central Puerto Rico, and to the Frailes, Tortugas, or Guaynabo formations in northeastern Puerto Rico. Age is Late Cretaceous. Stratigraphic relations to associated rocks suggest Campanian to Maestrichtian(?) age. Positive data for dating not available.
Named for exposures along Rio Toro Negro east and west of the mouth of Quebrada Manicaboa [GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Reston GNULEX) indicate this is type locality]. Restricted mainly to southwest quarter of Ciales quadrangle, north-central PR.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1350, p. 465); supplemental information from GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Reston GNULEX).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Manicaboa Formation*
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Caribbean region
Publication:

Krushensky, R.K., 2001, Geologic map of Puerto Rico with correlation chart and map unit descriptions, IN Bawiec, W.J., and others, Geology, geochemistry, geophysics, mineral ccurrences, and mineral resource assessment for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report, OF-98-38, scale 1:100,000


Summary:

The Manicaboa Formation occurs in central Puerto Rico and consists of volcanic breccia and conglomerate interbedded with tuff. Maximum estimated thickness is 2200 meters. The Manicaboa is of Late(?) Cretaceous age.

Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Reston GNULEX).


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