Facies models for Australian precambrian evaporites

  • M. D. Muir
Part of the Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences book series (LNEARTH, volume 13)


The facies models presented here represent a range of environments from continental alkaline playas,continental sabkhas,to barred basins. The classic Phanerozoic evaporite styles of the Permian of the North Sea, of the Messinian of the Mediterranean which appear to represent desiccation of deep marine basins have not been recognised in the Australian Precambrian. Not are there any records of potash salts,although the microcline often associated with Proterozoic evaporites may represent the resting place of the potassium from original potash minerals.


Facies Model Ripple Mark sabKha Environment Nodular Anhydrite Deep Marine Basin 
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  • M. D. Muir
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  1. 1.CRA Exploration Pty. Ltd.FyshwickAustralia

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