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  Salina St. Michiel

september 2018
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september 2018

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Location description

On the southwestern coast of the island of Curaçao the Mio-Pliocene Seroe Domi Formation is outcropping. This formation, which is also outcropping on the islands of Aruba and Bonaire, consists of siliciclastic and calcareous sandstones rich in fossil corals. This formation is, amongst others, well-exposed at the Salina St. Michiel area. 

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At several places in the area of the Salina St. Michiel, the deposits of the Seroe Domi Formation are exposed, both at the seaside, as well as further inland. 

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Apart from coals, also fossils molluscs, echinoderms, crabs, ostracods and foraminifera have been discribed from this location. 

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Literature recommended by members

  • Sload et al., 2018: Decapod crustaceans of the Seroe Domi Formation of Curaçao
    Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History, Vol. 56, No. 2, pp. 49–82
    Added by FossilDude

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