PURPOSE AND SCOPE
This study was initiated under the Gulf Coast Regional Aquifer-System Analysis to compile published data on salt domes to the edge of the Continental Shelf. The composite data were compiled to study the possibility of salt domes as a source of salt in brine waters in Cenozoic sediments of the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Plain in the south-central United States and adjacent Continental Shelf (Williamson and others, 1990, p. 107).
The shallowest permeable zone penetrated by each dome has been identified in order to assess the possibility of salt dissolution and movement through the permeable zones. In this report, the compiled data are displayed on a map and in a table. Salt-dome locations and geometry were compiled from eight sources, each of which investigated all or part of the study area. Salt-dome name, location, depth to salt and caprock, diameter, volume, and identifying sources used for this compilation are provided in a table.
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