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ABORTED PHASE [1 record]

Record 1 2005-12-22


Subject field(s)
  • Tectonics

These [evaporite] deposits ... are associated with continental rifting, either during an early (or aborted) phase, producing lacustrine environments with closed drainage, or a later phase when there was restricted circulation with the world ocean (e.g., Miocene Mediterranean; present day Red Sea).


  • Tectonique

Les dépôts évaporitiques [...] sont associés à la séparation de continents (rifting continental), soit durant une phase précoce (ou avortée) produisant des milieux lacustres à drainage endoréique, soit durant une phase plus tardive lorsque l'échange d'eau avec l'océan mondial était réduit (p. ex. la Méditerranée au Miocène; l'actuelle mer Rouge).


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