Evaporites and salts

Evaporites and salts

This page is dedicated to Evaporites. « Evaporites are nonclastic sedimentary rocks composed primarly of minerals produced from a saline solution as a result of extensive or total evaporation of the solvent. Examples include: gypsum, anhydrite, rock salt (halite, sylvinites), primary dolomite, and various nitrates and borates » (Bates and Jackson, 1980).

The hierarchization is mainly based on the geometries/architectures that can be infer from outcrop studies. 

The constructive comments are very welcome.


Bates, R. L., & Jackson, J. A. (1980). Glossary of Geology: Falls Church. Virginia, American Geological Institute, 167.