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The Silurian salt deposits in eastern Lake, northwestern Ashtabula, and northeastern Geauga Counties, Ohio

Open-File Report 79-269

Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy
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Abstract

Five salt zones, comprising single or multiple salt beds interbedded with dolomite, dolomititc shale and anhydrite, occur in a 250-square-mile area in eastern Lake, northwestern Ashtabula, and northeastern Geauga Counties, Ohio. The aggregate thickness of salt-bearing rocks, from the base of the lowest salt to the top of the highest salt, ranges from about 300 feet in the northern part of the area to more than 450 feet in the southern part. The aggregate thickness of salt, exclusive of the intervening rocks, also increases southward, from about 100 feet to more than 200 feet. The thickest salt bed, the F1A salt, is 35 to 38 feet thick in the northeastern Geauga and southeatern Lake Counties.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
The Silurian salt deposits in eastern Lake, northwestern Ashtabula, and northeastern Geauga Counties, Ohio
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
79-269
Year Published:
1979
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Columbus, OH
Contributing office(s):
Ohio Water Science Center
Description:
iv, 15 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Ohio
County:
Ashtabula County, Geauga County, Lake County