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A sedimentary deposit of precipitated minerals, formed by the evaporation of saline water.

[evapor(ation) + -ite.]

e·vap′o·rit′ic (-rĭt′ĭk) adj.


(Geological Science) geology of or relating to an evaporite
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O khimiko-mineralogicheskom sostave tufogennykh glinistykh prosloev nadsolevykh i solenosnykh otlozhenij Pripyatskogo progiba [Chemical and mineralogical composition of tufogenic argillaceous layers of evaporitic and covering deposits of the Pripyat Trough].
Decollement, associated with the evaporitic layers, means frequently the structure at the surface is not always coincidental with the structure at the hydrocarbon producing levels.
The Ainslie Detachment: a regional flat-lying extensional fault in the Carboniferous evaporitic Maritimes Basin of Nova Scotia, Canada.
The Hormuz evaporitic series is known from outcrops along the southern border of the High Zagros thrust [7], Fars region and also from seismic data in the Persian Gulf.
The high activity of dissolved Si and the specifically high K (>500 mg/l) [55] in the water in contact with ash would suggest the precipitation of secondary mixed-layer clays, zeolites and/or authigenic K-feldspar phases, similar to the hydration of volcanic glasses in evaporitic alkaline hypersaline or diagenetic environments.
The lack of strong relationship between Sr and Na, together with the absence of significant positive correlation between Na/Ca versus Mg/Ca or Sr/Ca (Figure 11), also precludes the consideration of an evaporitic hypersaline (Sass and Katz, 1982) conditions as existing during developments of the protoliths of the metacarbonate.
The Horseshoe Bend Shale is evaporitic and outcrops fringe almost all salt lakes.
Lakes can be dominated by carbonate, evaporitic, siliciclastic, volcaniclastic or organic sedimentation, and combinations of more than one sediment type can occur.
5 Ma Yallalie Crater: palaeomagnetic data and pollen indicate 3 short intervals of semi-arid climate and salinity 700-400 ka Lake Lefroy: sparse palaeomagnetic data: transition from lacustrine to evaporitic sediments 350 ka Diverse proxy data for southern Australia: trend towards drier and more variable climates 250 ka Lunettes commence 160-150 ka Lake Lefroy: optical dating: sand dune formation 60-40 ka Lake Lefroy: opptical dating: aeolian sand sheet ~27-17 ka (last glacial Lake Lefroy: optical and ESR dating: gypsum maximum) dune formation; pronounced aridity, aeolian activity and salinity 20-15 ka SW WA: [sup.
Possibly flooding off of nearby land areas was responsible for terminating the evaporitic conditions that favored gypsum formation, and resulted in terrestrial sediment input, which produced the sand lenses overlying gypsum.
Within the Gulf of Suez there are several evaporitic sequences in the Miocene and these provide efficient seals.