Origin of the Anhydrite Cap Rock of American Salt Domes

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From abstract: The thesis of this paper is that the anhydrite cap rock of salt domes originated by the residual accumulation and consolidation, on top of a salt stock, of sedimentary anhydrite freed from the salt by solution of the top of the stock. This hypothesis is compared with that of origin from a bed of sedimentary anhydrite supposed to have overlain the salt of the salt stock in depth and to have been forced up on top of the stock as it rose. The strongest basis for the hypothesis of residual accumulation is the presence, between the anhydrite cap ... continued below

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32 p. : photographs ; 28 cm.

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Goldman, Marcus I. 1933.

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From abstract: The thesis of this paper is that the anhydrite cap rock of salt domes originated by the residual accumulation and consolidation, on top of a salt stock, of sedimentary anhydrite freed from the salt by solution of the top of the stock. This hypothesis is compared with that of origin from a bed of sedimentary anhydrite supposed to have overlain the salt of the salt stock in depth and to have been forced up on top of the stock as it rose. The strongest basis for the hypothesis of residual accumulation is the presence, between the anhydrite cap rock and the top of the salt stock on many salt domes, of a flat solution surface, the "salt table," decapitating anhydrite-bearing folds in the salt. The paper considers other general geologic evidence and internal petrographic evidence with a view to ascertaining to what extent they confirm or at least fit this interpretation.

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32 p. : photographs ; 28 cm.

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  • Shorter Contributions to General Geology, 1932-33; pp. 83-114

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Goldman, Marcus I. Origin of the Anhydrite Cap Rock of American Salt Domes, report, 1933; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc784444/: accessed November 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.