Volume 11. Calderas and Ignimbrites of the Central Sector of the Mexican Volcanic Belt

1st Edition


  • Gerardo Aguirre-Diaz
  • Description

    The Mexican Volcanic Belt is a complex continental-margin volcanic province that crosses central Mexico from the Pacific coast to the Gulf of Mexico coast and forms part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. The book focuses on the calderas in the central portion of this belt, where calderas are more abundant and less well known than those in the eastern and western sectors of the province. Many caldera descriptions are published here for the first time. The calderas and related ignimbrites cover a wide span in time and space, with a Miocene-Pliocene age range. Very interesting magmatic and volcanic processes occur in each particular caldera and each caldera-ignimbrite description is unique. This book gives a description of these various processes and aligns them with what is known globally and provides geoscientists with a better understanding of the regional context of the calderas in the Mexican Volcanic Belt.

    Key Features

    * Describes in detail the large range in textures and compositions of ignimbrites and includes new information about calderas in Mexico
    * Provides a geologic map and stratigraphic type sections of the ignimbrites and associated calderas
    * Summarizes over 20 years of research by the most recognized expert on calderas in Mexico--his expertise on the subject is well recognized internationally


    Earth scientists with an interest in volcanology, stratigraphy, geologic mapping and plate tectonics

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction
    Chapter 2. Caldera types classification
    Chapter 3. The Mexican Volcanic Belt
    Chapter 4. Regional stratigraphy and tectonics of the central sector of the MVB
    Chapter 5. The Amazcala caldera
    Chapter 6. The Amealco caldera
    Chapter 7. The Los Agustinos caldera
    Chapter 8. The Apaseo caldera
    Chapter 9. The Donguinyó-Huichapan caldera complex
    Chapter 10. The Santa María Macua caldera
    Chapter 11. The Los Azufres caldera
    Chapter 12. The La Muerta caldera
    Chapter 13. The San Pedro El Alto caldera
    Chapter 14. The Catedral caldera
    Chapter 15. Volcano-tectonic and geochemical implications.
    Chapter 16. Economic benefits
    References cited


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