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Evaporite Sediments and Rocks: The Calcium Sulphate and Halite Facies


By: DJ Shearman

304 pages, Illus

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1995 | #20451 | ISBN: 0412533901
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A discussion of the calcium sulphate facies, covering primary and secondary deposition and alteration of gypsum and anhydrite, followed by chapters on minerals and rocks in the halite and potash facies.


The calcium sulphate facies - preamble. Gypsum. Displacively grown primary gypsum. Beds of competitively grown primary gypsum. Other modes of occurrence of primary gypsum. Anhydrite. Recent syndepositional nodular anhydrite. Syndepositional alteration of primary gypsum to nodular anhydrite. Anhydrite formed by burial diagenesis of primary gypsum. Replacement and void-filling anhydrite in carbonate rocks. Secondary gypsum rocks. Reactions between hydrocarbons and calcium sulphate rocks. The halite facies. The potash facies.

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