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The AAPG/Datapages Combined Publications Database

GCAGS Transactions


Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions
Vol. 10 (1960), Pages 151-154

A Theory for the Formation of Limestone Cap Rock of Salt Domes

Richard R. McLeod (1)


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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