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Belmont Formation - Government Quarry (Pleistocene of Bermuda)

Also known as Loc. 11

Where: Bermuda (32.3° N, 64.7° W: paleocoordinates 32.3° N, 64.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Belmont Formation, Middle Pleistocene (0.8 - 0.1 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From Belmont Formation, which lies between the Walsingham Fm (Early-Middle Pleistocene) and the Devonshire Fm (Late Pleistocene). THICKNESS: Unknown thickness of unit AGE: Shells are radiometrically dated to 300 Ka. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: Unknown position with unit.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: foreshore; poorly lithified, calcareous sandstone

• ENVIRONMENT: Shallow-marine, beach, and dune.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Complex shallow-marine, beach, and poorly developed dune calcarenites. LITHIFICATION: Poorly lithified, presumed based on age and facies description (poorly developed, calcarenite).

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original aragonite, original calcite

Reposited in the ANSP

Collection methods: quarrying,

• COLLECTOR: H.G. Richards and T. Skymer (June, 1967), B. Bitters (June, 1968), and previously S. B. Upchurch and L. Vacher. REPOSITORY: Dept. of Geology, Academy of Natural Sciences.

Primary reference: H. G. Richards, R. T. Abbott, and T. Skymer. 1969. The marine Pleistocene mollusks of Bermuda. Notulae Naturae 425:1-10 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 67964: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 19.12.2006

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