ABSTRACT: Fisher and King

Authors:
Jason D. Fisher and David T. King, Jr.
Department of Geosciences, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama  36849

Stratigraphy of the Toledo Formation, Belize Basin, Southern Belize

Session:
Poster – Stratigraphy (GRBCC, Third Floor Exhibit Hall B3)
Sunday, September 20, 2015, 6:00 pm until Tuesday, September 22, 2015, Noon

Abstract:
The Toledo formation (mainly Paleogene) is a thick series of clastic facies developed within a succession of submarine fan complexes which formed adjacent to the Maya Mountains along the northern margin Belize basin.  The Toledo formation ranges in thickness from 100 to 10,000 ft (30 to 3000 m), and is underlain by the ‘KT’ boundary interval and/or the Upper Cretaceous Campur formation.  The Toledo formation has been drilled in a small number of exploratory wells in southern Belize and crops out over a wide belt in the Toledo District of southern Belize.  This study examines key Toledo outcrops along the Southern Highway and discusses their depositional environments.