Abstract

Evaporites comprise all deposits formed by the evaporation of water and the precipitation of its constituents, such as calcium sulphate, sodium chloride, and potassium compounds. They may be found as rock-gypsum, anhydrite, rock-salt or potash-salt deposits at depth in pre-Recent geological series, or as Recent formations of gypsum and salt on the surface. The main object of this report is to show the conditions under which evaporite sediments are formed, what salt deposits are to date known in Australia, where rock-gypsum, rock-salt and potash-salt deposits may be expected within pre-Recent formations, and how further investigations should be carried out.
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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

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Date (publication)

1949-01-01T00:00:00

Product Type

nonGeographicDataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

GA Catalogue Number

9565 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/9565/

Keywords

GA Publication
Record
mineralogy
geology
mineral deposits
AU
Geology

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English

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utf8

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unclassified

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North bound
-9.0
East bound
156.0
West bound
110.0
South bound
-44.0

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Organisation Name
Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
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1.1

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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address
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