evaporite


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evaporite

[i′vap·ə‚rīt]
(geology)
Deposits of mineral salts from sea water or salt lakes due to evaporation of the water.
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7a) positions the site within the Mountain Flank Hydrological Region with crystalline rocks of the highlands to the west and evaporite rocks of the Windsor Group in the lowlands to the east.
Some quartzine spherules appear to be cavity fillings, but others may have formed by replacing evaporite minerals.
Evaporite tectonics and the late Paleozoic stratigraphic development of the Cumberland basin, Appalachians of Atlantic Canada.
The basement of the Central Depression contains Jurassic and Cretaceous sedimentary--volcanic sequences, the former comprising rocks of both marine and non-marine origin, and including evaporites.
Secondly, numerous oil well tests in the area insured sufficient subsurface control would be available to allow mapping of the Permian evaporite sequences.
This volume commemorates the eclectic research of Douglas James Shearman into evaporites, which was initiated by his studies of the prograding UAE coastal sabkhas or salt flats that incorporate evaporite minerals which displace and replace earlier carbonate sediments.
Hole MA12-07 in the central region of the salar intersected a predominantly halite unit, similar to evaporite sequences observed near surface, at 118 metres depth and to end-of-hole at 122 metres.
On Isle Madame the Horton Group is overlain, perhaps conformably, by Windsor Group rocks including both conglomerate and the more typical evaporite rocks (Giles et al.
The process of elemental sulfur formation in caprock salt dome deposits and bedded evaporite deposits involves a biogeochemical reaction in which sulfur-reducing anaerobic bacteria, Desulfovibrio desulfuricans, alter the mineral gypsum to form hydrogen sulfide and calcite.
Pacific Potash Corporation (TSX-V: PP; OTCQX: PPOTF; FSE: P9P) is engaged in the exploration and development of the Provost Potash Property and the surrounding potash claims located in the prolific Prairie Evaporite Formation, which is host to multiple conventional and solution potash mines.
The mudstone has numerous pits and spots with remnants of light-colored evaporite minerals, including gypsum.