Energy and Mineral Potential of the Central American-Caribbean Region

  • Ralph L. Miller
  • Gregorio Escalante
  • John A. Reinemund
  • Marion J. Bergin

Part of the Circum-Pacific Council for Energy and Mineral Resources Earth Science Series book series (CIRCUM-PACIFIC, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Overview

  3. Petroleum Resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Arthur A. Meyerhoff, Anthony E. L. Morris, Irfan Taner
      Pages 71-83
    3. Allan Astorga, Jose A. Fernandez, Guillermo Barboza, Lolita Campos, Jorge Obando, Alvaro Aguilar et al.
      Pages 85-94
    4. Lesmes E. Ballestero C., Mihaela M. Dobrinescu, Gerardo C. Jager, Ian R. Mayers
      Pages 95-103
    5. Julio C. Franco A., Luis F. López, Miguel A. Carballo H.
      Pages 105-113
    6. L. A. Wug, R. M. Matias, C. A. De Leon, J. S. De la Cruz
      Pages 115-121
    7. D. K. Larue, R. Torrini Jr.
      Pages 131-136
    8. William H. Roberts III
      Pages 143-147
    9. Back Matter
      Pages 149-150
  4. Coal and Peat Resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. E. R. Landis, J. N. Weaver, M. D. Carter, G. H. Wood Jr.
      Pages 153-157
    3. Oldemar Ramirez, Kenneth Bolaños, Luis Malavassi
      Pages 159-161
    4. Bolaños I. Kenneth, Salas P. Manuel
      Pages 163-167
    5. Rogelio Samuels, Gladys Cubilla
      Pages 169-173
    6. Fernando Alvarado, Rafael Yglesias
      Pages 175-178
    7. Simón E. Rodríguez M.
      Pages 179-181
    8. Arthur D. Cohen, Oldemar Ramirez, Luis Obando, Luis Malavassi, Arturo Ramirez
      Pages 193-197
    9. Luis Gmo. Obando, Luis R. Malavassi, Rodrigo Estrada
      Pages 199-207
    10. Gary Thayer, Ramirez E. Oldemar, Arturo Ramirez
      Pages 209-212
    11. Back Matter
      Pages 213-213
  5. Geothermal Resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Arturo Quesada Muñoz, Germán Leandro, Luis Diego Morales
      Pages 231-238
    3. Ernesto Martinez Tiffer, Roger Arcia Lacayo
      Pages 239-245
    4. Wilmer Flores
      Pages 257-261
    5. Sue Goff, Fraser Goff, Grant Heiken, A. W. Laughlin, Wendell A. Duffield, Alfred H. Truesdell et al.
      Pages 263-268
    6. Back Matter
      Pages 287-287
  6. Industrial Minerals and Metallic Mineral Resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. Steve Ludington, William C. Bagby
      Pages 291-298
    3. Fred Barnard, Faustino Prado
      Pages 305-313

About this book


This volume presents an overview of the known and potential energy and mineral resources in relation to the geological framework and geohazard conditions in the Central American - Caribbean region. It contains 61 papers by leading geoscientists who have been involved in investigating the geology, geophysics, resources, and geohazards of the region and presented their papers at a symposium in San Jose, Costa Rica. The papers include assessments of oil and gas, coal and peat, and geothermal resources, as well as metallic and industrial mineral resources and geohazard conditions. They also contain recommendations to encourage exploration and development in the region. In as much as this volume provides access to a large body of previously unavailable data, it is of special interest to scientists working in this region and to those who would like to obtain an overview of the resource potential.


Coast Energy potential Geological hazards Geothermal resources Industrial minerals Metallic mineral resources Water resources chemistry environment exploration formation gas geochemistry mineral water

Editors and affiliations

  • Ralph L. Miller
  • Gregorio Escalante
    • 1
  • John A. Reinemund
    • 2
  • Marion J. Bergin
    • 2
  1. 1.San JoséCosta Rica
  2. 2.U.S. Geological SurveyRestonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-79478-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-79476-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1068-6517
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