Francis Edward Vaughan, 1926. "The Five Islands, Louisiana", Geology of Salt Dome Oil Fields, E. DeGolyer, W. A. J. M. Van Waterschoot Van Der Gracht, Marcus I. Goldman, I. P. Voiteşti, S. L. Mason, Hans Stille, Donald C. Barton, Sidney Powers, W. C. Spooner, David Donoghue, Francis Edward Vaughan, R. H. Goodrich, Lyman C. Reed, P. K. Kelley, H. E. Minor, Roland B. Paxton, A. S. Henley, John R. Suman, George Sawtelle, George M. Bevier, W. F. Bowman, Alexander Deussen, Laura Lee Lane, D. S. Hager, E. Stiles, Paul L. Applin, William Kennedy, Albert G. Wolf, Ben C. Belt, W. F. Henniger, Raymond C. Moore, Wallace E. Pratt, Donald C. Barton, Alexander Deussen, J. P. D. Hull
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The Five Islands, so called, are in reality large, symmetrical hills, or rounded eminences, rising to an elevation of 100 feet or more from a flat, marshy plain in southwestern Louisiana. They are distributed at irregular intervals along a straight line which runs about northwest. They have aroused interest and published comment from scientists for more than a hundred years, and for a long time it has been generally known that these hills are underlain by immense bodies of salt and are the surface expression of recent upthrusting of salt plugs. Each of the islands is described in detail as to its geology, its record as a source of salt (several of the Islands have for years been the site of extensive salt-mining), and its possibilities for oil production. The evidence which these occurrences affords as to the origin of salt domes is analyzed. An extensive Bibliography is appended.
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Coming from an AAPG meeting in 1924, this volume strives to present a comprehensive picture of American salt domes, and to collect and record in permanent form the infirmation that has accumulated during twenty years of exploration for petroleum around the salt domes of the Gulf coastal plain. The plan for the volume included a brief, accurate description of each of the known salt domes. Although the list is not yet quite complete, the facts concerning a number of typical salt domes are presented with sufficient detail to portray +adequately the true nature of this remarkable type of geologic structure. Along with these descriptive papers, and based largely on the data contained in them, are several theoretical and interpretative studies, together, also, with some discussion of European salt domes.