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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 9 (1925)

Issue: 3. (May-June)

First Page: 655

Last Page: 666

Title: The South Dayton Salt Dome, Liberty County, Texas

Author(s): W. F. Bowman


The South Dayton-Liberty salt dome is a characteristic Gulf Coast salt dome. The salt core is 1½ by 2½ miles in diameter and comes to within 500 feet of the surface. The major diameter strikes N. 30° E. The cap is 150-250 feet thick and consists of gypsum and anhydrite with a thin capping of limestone. The beds penetrated in drilling are Jackson to Recent in age. The top of the dome has been well tested; although shows of oil and sulphur were had, neither was found in commercial quantity. The lateral sands have be en tested only by three moderately deep wells and still offer possibilities of discovery of production.

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