Plumbing the depths of the Gulf of Mexico: Recent understanding of Cenozoic sand dispersal systems and ultradeep reservoir potential


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The Gulf of Mexico, a small ocean basin lying between the North American plate and the Yucatan block, contains within its depocenter a succession of Jurassic through Holocene strata that are as much as 20 km thick. Sediment supply from the North American continents has filled nearly one half of the basin since its inception, primarily by offlap of the northern and northwestern margins.
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cenozoic sand dispersal systems,gulf,depths,mexico
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