Geologic and tectonic development of the North American-Caribbean plate boundary in Hispaniola Article

cited authors

  • Mann, P; Draper, G; Lewis, JF

fiu authors


  • The island of Hispaniola is one of the largest land masses straddling the North American-Caribbean plate boundary and is a critical area for testing ideas about the development of the plate boundary. The aims of this volume include establishing a systematic geologic database and stratigraphic nomenclature for the island; testing recent models for the tectonic evolution of Hispaniola; and studying a variety of plate boundary zone processes including evolution of island arcs, the transition between arc and strike-slip tectonics, and terrane accretion. The 18 chapters (abstracted separately) are organized into two sections: the first section describes and interprets the composition and structure of early Cretaceous to middle Eocene rocks of the Hispaniola volcanic arc, the second section describes and interprets late Eocene to Recent sedimentary rocks which postdate arc activity and were formed in a collisional or strike-slip environment. A set of regional geologic maps of the Dominican Republic are included. -A.W.Hall

publication date

  • January 1, 1991