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Historical Overview

January 01, 1987


The following chapter contains a brief overview of the development of thought on the origin of subsurface brines from from time of the earliest quote I have found to date (Anaxagoras, -450) to the present. The text is abbreviated and modified from a contribution to the American Geophysical Union series on the History of Geophysics (Hanor, 1987). This text is a prequel to an earlier article (Hanor, 1984) which covers in more detail the 50-year period 1933-1983. That article was written as part of a commemorative volume celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of my undergraduate geology department at Carleton College by Laurence M. Gould.

You will probably be surprised to find that many of the ideas regarding the origin of subsurface brines have fairly ancient roots. If you don't like surprises, however, move on to Chapter 5 .

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Origin and Migration of Subsurface Sedimentary Brines

Jeffrey S. Hanor
Jeffrey S. Hanor
Department of Geology and Geophysics Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA 70803
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