Donald C. Barton, 1926. "Pine Prairie Salt Dome", 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 Pine Prairie salt dome is a characteristic Gulf Coast salt dome, and is composed of a steep-sided, relatively flat-topped, pluglike salt core surmounted by a thimble-like cap of limestone and gypsum-anhydrite. The salt core is 1 mile in diameter and rises to within 520 feet of the surface. The limestone of the cap is exposed at the surface. The salt core and cap have been intruded into beds of Oligocene to Pliocene age. Commercial production has never been established. Four small producers were completed at a depth of about 1,300 feet on the west edge of the dome. Three later well located deep tests respectively on the northeast, southeast, and southwest sides of the dome were dry.
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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.