Gulf of Mexico Basin and Atlantic Coastal (East Coastal) Basins

  • Robert J. Brewer
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It is not readily apparent, unless one is used to looking at regional geology maps of the United States that show the many sedimentary basins throughout the country, that the well-known Gulf of Mexico Basin converges somewhere in Georgia and Florida. with the less known and far less publicized Atlantic (East) Coastal Basin of the southeast United States in the states of Florida and Georgia (Fig.  1.1). It is also interesting to note that the Atlantic Coastal Basin, like the Gulf of Mexico Basin is very extensive and a large part extends offshore.


  1. Guoyu L (2011) World atlas of oil and gas basins. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, p 361Google Scholar

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  • Robert J. Brewer
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  1. 1.KatyUSA

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