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The Structure of the Salt Domes of Northwest Europe as Revealed in Salt Mines

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W. A. J. M. Van Waterschoot Van Der Gracht
W. A. J. M. Van Waterschoot Van Der Gracht
Houston, Texas
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Published:
January 01, 1926

Abstract

Salt-mining in Northwestern Europe has afforded significant data on the structure of salt domes. Salt is a relatively plastic rock under pressure, and may “erupt” in a manner analogous to igneous magmas. Highly deformed, clearly traceable key beds in the salt domes of Europe, and progressive changes from slight flowage at the salt outcrops to typical intrusive relations where the salt is deeply buried, afford basis for the conclusion that the European domes are purely tectonic in origin. The cap rock represents the residue of less soluble material in the upthrust salt as solution attacks the rising dome in the zone of active ground-water circulation. The salt domes of Europe are mostly without associated oil deposits, a feature probably due to pre-Eocene erosion which permitted escape of oil from older source beds.

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AAPG Special Publication

Geology of Salt Dome Oil Fields

E. DeGolyer
E. DeGolyer
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W. A. J. M. Van Waterschoot Van Der Gracht
W. A. J. M. Van Waterschoot Van Der Gracht
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Marcus I. Goldman
Marcus I. Goldman
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I. P. Voiteşti
I. P. Voiteşti
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S. L. Mason
S. L. Mason
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Hans Stille
Hans Stille
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Donald C. Barton
Donald C. Barton
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Sidney Powers
Sidney Powers
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W. C. Spooner
W. C. Spooner
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David Donoghue
David Donoghue
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Francis Edward Vaughan
Francis Edward Vaughan
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R. H. Goodrich
R. H. Goodrich
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Lyman C. Reed
Lyman C. Reed
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P. K. Kelley
P. K. Kelley
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H. E. Minor
H. E. Minor
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Roland B. Paxton
Roland B. Paxton
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A. S. Henley
A. S. Henley
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John R. Suman
John R. Suman
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George Sawtelle
George Sawtelle
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George M. Bevier
George M. Bevier
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W. F. Bowman
W. F. Bowman
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Alexander Deussen
Alexander Deussen
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Laura Lee Lane
Laura Lee Lane
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D. S. Hager
D. S. Hager
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E. Stiles
E. Stiles
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Paul L. Applin
Paul L. Applin
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William Kennedy
William Kennedy
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Albert G. Wolf
Albert G. Wolf
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Ben C. Belt
Ben C. Belt
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W. F. Henniger
W. F. Henniger
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Raymond C. Moore
Raymond C. Moore
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Wallace E. Pratt
Wallace E. Pratt
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Donald C. Barton
Donald C. Barton
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Alexander Deussen
Alexander Deussen
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J. P. D. Hull
J. P. D. Hull
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
ISBN electronic:
9781629812601
Publication date:
January 01, 1926

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