Although the apparent longevity of Boss Point deposition is partially due to the uncertainty over its age, it could also reflect negligible halokinesis (Waldron et al.
The even thickness of the Mabou Group in the western Cumberland Basin suggests that significant halokinesis had not yet begun and that the salt-cored Minudie Anticline had yet to develop.
The development of these paleosols throughout the Boss Point Formation and their scarcity in overlying formations is likely caused by relatively modest subsidence and halokinesis during deposition of the Boss Point Formation, a hypothesis supported by regional seismic data (Waldron et al.
Calcareous paleosols are present, but less abundant than in underlying strata, a change that could reflect the start of higher sedimentation rates associated with the onset of major halokinesis (Waldron et al.
The second pulse was the primary one relevant to regional fault systems within the basin (Baechler and Boehner 2014), incorporating marine evaporite units which exhibit complexly deformed salt basins, karstification, localized halokinesis
with kilometre-scale intrusion of salt diapirs (Aslop et al.