Stratigraphy of the Toledo Formation, Belize Basin, Southern Belize
The Toledo formation (mainly Paleogene) is a thick series of clastic facies developed within a succession of submarine fan complexes which formed adjacent to the Maya Mountains along the northern margin Belize basin. The Toledo formation ranges in thickness from 100 to 10,000 ft (30 to 3000 m), and is underlain by the ‘KT’ boundary interval and/or the Upper Cretaceous Campur formation. The Toledo formation has been drilled in a small number of exploratory wells in southern Belize and crops out over a wide belt in the Toledo District of southern Belize. This study examines key Toledo outcrops along the Southern Highway and discusses their depositional environments.
AAPG Datapages/Search and Discovery Article #90219 © 2015 GCAGS, Houston, Texas, September 20-22, 2015