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Modern vs. Ancient Marine Evaporite Environments

Compare and contrast modern and ancient marine evaporite environments. The mineral makeup of the earth has changed over time. Aside from mineral evolution, atmospheric and climate changes also impact what type of sediments are produced. In the era of a … Continue reading

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Evaporites

If you evaporate a 1000m column of sea water only 1.5m of evaporites are produced. Given this, how would you account for the 2km thickness of Permian Zechstein deposits? In your answer make reference to the sequence of minerals you … Continue reading

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