The evolution of an inland sea of marine origin to a non-marine saline lake: the Pennsylvanian Paradox salt

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Abstract

Dolomitization of associated carbonate rocks may be the key to the initial depletion of seawater sulfate in the form of additional gypsum and anhydrite deposition, which leads to non-deposition of magnesium sulfate minerals and the precipitation of sylvite and carnallite. The chemistry of the evaporite minerals can be explained by an altered seawater brine mixing with meteoric water in the form of stream runoff and flash floods in an arid basin. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)293-306
Number of pages14
JournalUnknown Journal
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences

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