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Recently discovered salt domes in east Texas

B. Coleman Renick
Recently discovered salt domes in east Texas
Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (May 1928) 12 (5): 527-547


Prior to 1924 there were six known salt domes in East Texas (Grand Saline, Steen, Brooks, Butler, Keechi, and Palestine domes). In 1924 M. A. Davey discovered the Boggy Creek dome, which promises to yield commercial production. There were discovered in East Texas in 1927, as a result of geological and seismograph work, nine domes (Bethel, Bullard, Oakwood, Whitehouse, East Tyler, Mt. Sylvan, La Rue, Troup, and Haynesville) and perhaps even a tenth (the Salmon prospect), as well as a probable "high" (Cronin structure). The first four mentioned of the discoveries in 1927 are shallow and have since found the salt depths ranging from 500 to 1,500 feet. It is thought that the East Tyler and Mt. Sylvan are also shallow domes. The depth to the salt at the La Rue, Haynesville, and Troup is not yet known, but they are thought to be deeper. These newly discovered domes are briefly described in this paper which also contains a table showing the Eocene and Upper Cretaceous formations in East Texas. The stratigraphic position and lithologic character of the prospective producing sands are also described. Some theoretical considerations regarding the prospects of commercial production are discussed.

ISSN: 0883-9247
Serial Title: Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Serial Volume: 12
Serial Issue: 5
Title: Recently discovered salt domes in east Texas
Author(s): Renick, B. Coleman
Pages: 527-547
Published: 192805
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Accession Number: 1928-008981
Categories: Economic geology, general
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: 1 pl.
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of North American Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States
Update Code: 1928
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