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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 44 (1960)

Issue: 9. (September)

First Page: 1602

Last Page: 1602

Title: Theory for Formation of Limestone Cap Rock of Salt Domes: ABSTRACT

Author(s): Richard R. McLeod

Article Type: Meeting abstract


Osmosis, a new concept in subsurface fluid flow, is applied to the field around a shallow piercement-type salt dome. In the process, ground water circulating under the influence of osmotic pressure deposits the limestone cap rock on the top of the dome. Limitations of the osmotic theory are discussed.

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