salt dome

noun

Definition of salt dome

: a domical anticline in sedimentary rock that has a mass of rock salt as its core

Examples of salt dome in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Moreover, a salt dome located on-site will store the hydrogen. Ken Silverstein, Forbes, 6 June 2021 The refueling station and the salt dome were put further away on the site. Steve Lord, chicagotribune.com, 27 Feb. 2021 The salt dome sits about 40 miles west of the Wasatch Fault’s Levan segment, which last unleashed a major quake 1,000 years ago. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 Dec. 2020 Hammond Public Works Director Gary Gleason said that the city still has salt from last year - so much so that a third of it is laying outside the salt dome. Alexandra Kukulka, chicagotribune.com, 2 Dec. 2020 These tanks are among the aboveground equipment at Sawtooth Caverns, a facility outside Delta, Utah, where propane is stored in chambers that were hollowed out in a massive salt dome. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 Dec. 2020 The agency acquired the land from the Bureau of Land Management in a massive land swap 20 years ago with the intent of developing its underground salt dome, a rare feature in the West. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 Dec. 2020 The plan eliminated the Paws Park dog park, batting cages and a salt dome used by the city of Park Ridge. Jennifer Johnson, chicagotribune.com, 23 Dec. 2020 The Hammond salt dome stores 3,000 tons of salt, 3,000 tons in a separate storage facility and currently 3,000 tons in a pile outside the dome, Gleason said. Alexandra Kukulka, chicagotribune.com, 2 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of salt dome

1908, in the meaning defined above

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“Salt dome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/salt%20dome. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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