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  1. salt dome(Noun)

    An upwelling of crystalline rock salt and its aureole of deformed sediments.

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  1. Salt dome

    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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