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The Cariaco, Bonaire, and Los Roques basins are located off the northern coast of Venezuela within a physiographic setting similar to the continental borderland off southern California.

Pleistocene sediments from the basins consist of finely banded anaerobic silts and clays overlying homogeneous aerobic clays alternating with turbidites and foraminiferal oozes. Landward slopes of the basins contain considerable quantities of terrigenous material, whereas slopes off the sides of offshore islands contain foraminiferal sands and reef debris.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: March 1, 1969

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