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Reconnaissance investigation of evaporites in the Al Qasab and Rayda areas, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Open-File Report 82-218

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Abstract

Salt is being produced by the evaporation of brine in shallow pits at Sabkhah al Milh (lat 25 ? 15' N., long 45 ? 35' E.), near Al Qasab. In the Rayda area (lat 20? 28' N., long 47?40' E.), extensive, discontinuous beds of gypsum are exposed, but bedded halite is absent. No other evaporites with any potential for commercial exploitation were observed in these areas, and it is not recommended that further studies be undertaken at this time.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Reconnaissance investigation of evaporites in the Al Qasab and Rayda areas, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
82-218
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1981
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources,
Description:
iii, 11 p. ill., maps ;28 cm.