halokinetic potash-bearing salt in United States of America

Geologic information

CountryUnited States of America
Location:-98.375, 27.667
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Site typestructure
Deposit typehalokinetic potash-bearing salt
Evaporite basinGulf of Mexico
Basin typemarine rift basin
Geologic unitLouann Salt
Middle Jurassic
Minimum:Mesozoic-Jurassic-Middle Jurassic
Maximum:Mesozoic-Jurassic-Middle Jurassic
Potassium minerals:
Other minerals:
Notes:Only dome with "significant" concentration of potash in Texas according to Prud'homme and Krukowski (2006).
Geologic map unit-98.375, 27.667
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Explored by 25 drill holes in the 1960's, but internal structure found to be very complex and resulted in abandonment of the project.


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Hofrichter, E., 1968, Stratigraphy and structure of the Palangana Salt Dome, Duval County, Texas, in Mattox, R.B., Holser, W.T., Ode, H., McIntire, W.L., Short, N.M., Taylor, R.E., and Van Siclen, D.C., eds., Saline deposits; A symposium based on papers from the International Conference on Saline Deposits, Houston, Tex., 1962: Geological Society of America Special Paper 88, p. 365-379.
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Lefond, S.J., 1969, Handbook of world salt resources: New York, Plenum Press, 384 p.
Prud'homme, M., and Krukowski, S.T., 2006, Potash, in Kogel, J.E., Trivedi, N.C., Barker, J.M., and Krukowski, S.T., eds., Industrial minerals and rocks; Commodities, markets, and uses, 7th ed.: Littleton, Colo., Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., p. 723-741.
Williams-Stroud, S.C., Searls, J.P., and Hite, R.J., 1994, Potash resources, in Carr, D.D., ed., Industrial minerals and rocks: Littleton, Colo., Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, p. 783-802.