Energy and Mineral Potential of the Central American-Caribbean Region

ISBN: 978-3-642-79478-0 (Print) 978-3-642-79476-6 (Online)

Table of contents (56 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XX

  2. Overview

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      Pages 1-1

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      The Role of National Institutions and International Cooperation in the Development of the Geological Sciences in the Central American-Caribbean Region

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      The Known and Potential Resource Base for Economic Development in the Central American-Caribbean Region

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      Pages 11-17

      Geodynamic Map of Costa Rica

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      Pages 19-29

      Central America and the North Caribbean: Resource Implications Inferred from Paleomagnetic Data and Plate Tectonic History

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      Pages 31-45

      The Status of Mineral Production in the Caribbean Basin Countries

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      Pages 47-56

      Circum-Caribbean Sedimentary Basin Development and Timing of Hydrocarbon Maturation as a Function of Caribbean Plate Tectonic Evolution

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      Pages 57-62

      The Human and Economic Losses of Selected Natural Disasters in Latin America, 1970–1987

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      Pages 63-67

      Central American Resource Studies

  3. Petroleum Resources

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      Pages 69-69

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      Pages 71-83

      Caribbean Region: Perspectives on Petroleum

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      Pages 85-94

      Sedimentary Basins of Costa Rica: Late Mesozoic-Cenozoic Evolution and Hydrocarbon Potential

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      Pages 95-103

      An Integrated Geological and Geophysical Interpretation of the San Carlos Basin, Costa Rica

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      Pages 105-113

      Preliminary Tectonic Outline of Northern Guatemala

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      Pages 115-121

      The Cobán Formation in the Petén Basin, Guatemala

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      Pages 123-130

      The Petroleum Potential of the Netherlands Antilles

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      Pages 131-136

      Sedimentary Basins and Petroleum Potential of Puerto Rico

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      Pages 137-141

      An Oil and Gas Assessment of the U.S. Continental Slope in the Gulf of Mexico

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      Pages 143-147

      The Perpetual Mystery of Petroleum Migration

    11. Back Matter

      Pages 149-150

  4. Coal and Peat Resources

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      Pages 151-151

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      Pages 153-157

      Coal in the Central American-Caribbean Region

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      Pages 159-161

      Exploration, Development, and Utilization of Coal in Costa Rica

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      Pages 163-167

      Coal Resources of the Baja Talamanca Area of Costa Rica

    5. Back Matter

      Pages 213-213

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