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Journal of Petroleum Geology

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Journal of Petroleum Geology, Vol.17, No.3, pp. 355-359, 1994

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"THE AGE OF SALT IN THE GULF OF MEXICO BASIN" -- REPLY

H. H. Wilson*

* 1601 South Shepherd, Ap. 244, Houston, TX 77019, USA.


In his discussion of my 1993 paper, Hossack (1994) presented the BP and Exxon Previous HitinterpretationNext Hit of the mode of emplacement of salt at different levels in Tertiary sediments on the north side of the Gulf of Mexico Basin. This Previous HitinterpretationNext Hit ascribes salt emplacement to repetitive extrusion of Jurassic salt onto the sea bed in the form of salt glaciers. This concept differs from Shell's Previous HitinterpretationTop of salt nappes (Worrall and Snelson, 1989) as well as Texaco's and Amoco's preference for salt sills (Liro, 1992; Spencer and Sharpe, 1993). All these interpretations and many others accept, as a basic premise, that all the salt is Jurassic.

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