Editor's note: This material in this article was presented at the 4th Middle East Geosciences Conference and Exhibition, GEO 2000, Bahrain, in March 2000 and was previously published in GeoArabia (Volume 6, Number 2). It is reprinted with permission.

A new regional tectonic model has been developed by Phillips (Webster, 2000), which allows for the development in central and southern Oman of Infracambrian salt basins that evolved with similar structural and depositional histories. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, southwest Oman was believed to have been affected by Early Cambrian regional deformation due to the collision of two Precambrian...

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