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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 56 (1972)

Issue: 4. (April)

First Page: 802

Last Page: 807

Title: Origin of Salt Domes in Bay of Campeche, Gulf of Mexico: GEOLOGICAL NOTES

Author(s): H. Robert Ensminger (2), James E. Matthews (2)


A geophysical survey conducted in the Bay of Campeche, Gulf of Mexico, was completed by the USNS Kane in 1969. A magnetic map and a composite geophysical profile constructed from this information have yielded new and significant data concerning the origin of salt domes in this region. Basement structures apparently are coincidental with the area in which salt diapirism has occurred in the Bay of Campeche, and could have been the mechanism by which formation of the diapirs was initiated and subsequently controlled.

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