Stratigraphy of Barbados PDF Print E-mail

There are four (4) main stratigraphic units present in Barbados namely, Coral Limestone, Oceanics formation, Intermediate Unit and the Scotland formation in descending order.

Series

Stage

Zone/Formation

Pleistocene

Pleistocene/Corals

Reef, Coral rock

Miocene to Late Eocene

Oceanics

Oceanics

Intermediate Unit

Upper Intermediate Shale

Middle & Lower Eocene

Intermediate Sands

Lower Intermediate Sands

Upper Scotland Sands

Basals

Basal Complex, Upper and Lower Scotlands, Joe's River and Basals

Upper Scotland Shale

Joes River

Lower Scotland Sands

Lower Scotland shale

 

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