Ben’s Spring is one of the fresh water springs that flow from the base of the upper coral rock terrace that make up the centre of the island. These coral rocks were the first to rise above the sea 1 to 2 million years ago. In 1860 the Barbados Government decided that it was time …
Geology of Barbados.
Barbados is the most eastern island of the Caribbean chain of islands (Lesser Antilles) at Latitude 13º10′ N and Longitude 59º 32′ W.
Barbados came about as a result of a natural impact that occurred between the Atlantic and Caribbean plates whereas most of the islands of the Lesser Antilles — are composed of volcanic rock.
The geology of Barbados consists of sedimentary rock, a great wedge of layers scraped off the top of the down-going tectonic plate below like a mound of snow piling up on a shovel.