Evaporite Sedimentation in The Permian Yates Formation, Central Basin Platform, Andrews County, West Texas
G. Allan Crawford, John B. Dunham, 1982. "Evaporite Sedimentation in The Permian Yates Formation, Central Basin Platform, Andrews County, West Texas", Depositional and Diagenetic Spectra of Evaporites - A Core Workshop, C. Robertson Handford, Robert G. Loucks, Graham R. Davies
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A sequence of interbedded anhydrite, red siltstone, dolomite, and halite occurs in the Yates Formation on the Central Basin Platform 15 to 20 mi behind the Capitan shelf-margin. Anhydrite comprises approximately one-half of a 180 ft core from the Yates Formation. Textures within the anhydrite are extremely varied, and include crystallo-topic, nodular, nodular mosaic, mosaic, massive, and bedded massive. Much of the anhydrite and halite appear to have been deposited subaqueously. The depositional environment of the interbedded siltstone and dolomite is uncertain.