Definitions for salt dome
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a domal geologic structure formed by upward movement of a salt mass: associated with pools of oil and gas.
Origin of salt dome:
An upwelling of crystalline rock salt and its aureole of deformed sediments.
A salt dome is a type of structural dome formed when a thick bed of evaporite minerals found at depth intrudes vertically into surrounding rock strata, forming a diapir. It is important in petroleum geology because salt structures are impermeable and can lead to the formation of a stratigraphic trap.
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