Assessment tract permissive of halokinetic potash-bearing salt in Mexico-United States of America
|Country||Mexico-United States of America|
|Deposit type||halokinetic potash-bearing salt|
|Evaporite basin||Gulf of Mexico|
|Basin type||marine rift basin|
|Geologic unit||Louann Salt [and equivalent units]|
|Tectonic setting||divergent margin|
Upper Triassic-Lower Jurassic-Middle Jurassic
|Notes:||Extent of known salt diapirs within Jurassic rock outcrop areas in the southeastern United States and eastern Mexico.|
|Known K sites?||Yes|
|Feature type||salt structures|
|Quality of information||incomplete|
|Assessors||Mark D. Cocker (USGS)|
|Qualitative assessment||R6: Tract is unlikely to be developed based on the available data in the opinion of the assessors; very little positive information exists.|
|Tract delineation||The Gulf of Mexico tract consists of areas of Jurassic salt diapirs believed to have the potential for potash were outlined within known areas of Jurassic rock occurrence in the southeastern United States and eastern Mexico as determined using Ege (1985, plate 1) and a geologic map of Mexico (University of Arizona Center for Mineral Resources, 1999).|
|Nearby data||Baldwin, Choctaw, Clarke, Mobile, Monroe, Washington, Acadia, Ascension, Assumption, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Bienville, Calcasieu, Caldwell, Catahoula, Claiborne, East Baton Rouge, East Carroll, Evangeline, Franklin, Grant, Iberia, Iberville, Jackson, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Lafourche, La Salle, Lincoln, Livingston, Madison, Natchitoches, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, Red River, Richland, Saint Charles, Saint James, Saint John the Baptist, Saint Landry, Saint Martin, Saint Mary, Tensas, Terrebonne, Webster, West Baton Rouge, Winn, Claiborne, Clarke, Copiah, Covington, Forrest, Franklin, Greene, Hinds, Issaquena, Jasper, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Lamar, Lawrence, Lincoln, Marion, Perry, Pike, Rankin, Scott, Sharkey, Simpson, Smith, Walthall, Warren, Wayne, Yazoo, Anderson, Austin, Brazoria, Brazos, Brooks, Burleson, Chambers, Cherokee, Colorado, Duval, Fort Bend, Galveston, Hardin, Henderson, Houston, Jackson, Jasper, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, La Salle, Leon, Liberty, McMullen, Madison, Montgomery, Polk, Rains, San Jacinto, Smith, Trinity, Upshur, Van Zandt, Walker, Waller, Washington, Webb, Wharton, Wood, Mexico|
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