Abstract

Bromine content of a 15-cm halite core from Deep Sea Drilling Project Leg XIII Hole 134 was analyzed at 1.5-cm intervals. The Br varies from 140 to 254 ppm, and three maxima were found to coincide with three postulated horizons of desiccation. The Br profile confirms the interpretation from sedimentologic evidence that Mediterranean salts were deposited in a desiccating basin.

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