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Abstract

The eleven known interior salt domes of Louisiana, herein described, are distinct and separate from the Gulf Coast domes. They occur in an area of Claiborne Eocene exposures, on the east flank of the Sabine uplift, in the northwestern part of the state. They are distinguished from the common salines by characteristic salt-dome topography and other surface manifestations.

This paper lists the more important publications on the Louisiana interior domes, dating from Forshey, in 1850, to Harris, in 1910, and adds thereto much new information secured by recent drilling and by special investigations of the author and others.

All but one of these domes have been partially explored by drilling for oil and gas, but as yet no production has been found. The history, topography, and geology of each dome are described in detail.

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