The Triassic outcropping in the eastern Maghreb are generally considered to be the visible parts of diapiric structures of halokinetic origin. The interpretation of some of them, located on the Algero-Tunisian border (Monts du Mellegue), as old submarine salt glaciers passively set up during the Albian is neither consistent with the real geometric patterns nor with the rheologic characteristics of the model proposed.

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