Growth Structures and Unconformities in the Upper Evaporites, Red Sea

Neil C. Mitchell, Marco Ligi
  • February 2018, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1002/9781119158332.ch37

Salt deposits beneath the Red Sea are cut by erosion and distorted by stretching

What is it about?

Salt deposits, some several km thick in places, occur on the seabed of the Red Sea. Erosion in places has sharply cut the deposits leaving unconformities (surfaces in which the layering or strata are cut). The deposits also contain evidence they have been stretched.

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