Summary and Conclusions
Published:January 01, 1987
I shall now summarize, briefly, the preceding discussion. In addition to reviewing the salient issues, 1 will make predictions about the basin system, answer questions that commonly arise, and highlight some of the deficiencies in our knowledge. The difficulty will be to keep it brief, because the MacLeod story has so many fascinating ramifications.
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The MacLeod Evaporite Basin, Western Australia: Holocene Environments, Sediments and Geological Evolution
The MacLeod evaporite basin on the semi-arid northwest coast of Australia contains a 12-meter-thick formation of Holocene marine evaporates. A large-scale evaporite system, sustained by seawater inflow, continues to operate in the basin today. Thus, MacLeod is one of the few Quaternary basins that resembles the evaporite basins of earlier epochs, and it therefore offers unique research opportunities in evaporite sedimentation, systems, and evaporite-basin evolution. This publication contains 5 chapters that cover topics such as evaporite environments, geological framework of evaporite basins, and geologic evolution of evaporite basins.