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Introduction

The monograph offers a comprehensive discussion of the role of evaporites in hydrocarbon generation and trapping, and new information on low temperature and high temperature ores. It also provides a wealth of information on exploitable salts, in a comprehensive volume has been assembled and organized to provide quick access to relevant information on all matters related to evaporites and associated brines. In addition, there are summaries of evaporite karst hazards, exploitative methods and problems that can arise in dealing with evaporites in conventional and solution mining. This second edition has been revised and extended, with three new chapters focusing on ore minerals in different temperature settings and a chapter on meta-evaporites. Written by a field specialist in research and exploration, the book presents a comprehensive overview of the realms of low- and high-temperature evaporite evolution. It is aimed at earth science professionals, sedimentologists, oil and gas explorers, mining geologists as well as environmental geologists.

Keywords

Economic Geology Evaporite Sedimentology Metamorphosed Evaporites Petroleum Geology Salt Tectonics

Authors and affiliations

  • John K.¬†Warren
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeologyChulalongkorn UniversityBangkokThailand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-13512-0
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-13511-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-13512-0
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