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Evaporite Sedimentation in The Permian Yates Formation, Central Basin Platform, Andrews County, West Texas

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G. Allan Crawford
G. Allan Crawford
Union Oil Company of California, Research Center, P. O. Box 76, Brea, CA 92621
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John B. Dunham
John B. Dunham
Union Oil Company of California, Research Center, P. O. Box 76, Brea, CA 92621
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Published:
January 01, 1982

Abstract

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.

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Depositional and Diagenetic Spectra of Evaporites - A Core Workshop

C. Robertson Handford
C. Robertson Handford
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Robert G. Loucks
Robert G. Loucks
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Graham R. Davies
Graham R. Davies
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SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology
Volume
3
ISBN electronic:
9781565762589
Publication date:
January 01, 1982

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