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

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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