salt dome


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The mountain structure will be turned into a salt dome in the Bayou Adventure. Jim Owczarski, Journal Sentinel, 21 Jan. 2023 Wayne County has 12 salt dome yards that vary in size throughout the county and 99 routes to cover. Nour Rahal, Detroit Free Press, 15 Dec. 2022 At the rift's bottom, the pools ripple atop a salt dome created by the evaporation of ancient seawater — and which was buried and then ballooned upwards over time. Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, 4 Dec. 2019 The mountain will be reimagined as a salt dome, like one imagineers visited on Louisiana's Avery Island during one of their many research trips for Tiana's Bayou Adventure. Eve Chen, USA TODAY, 2 Dec. 2022 The reason for the larger than usual budget is that officials are planning on filling the new salt dome at the new Public Works facility on the far East Side. Steve Lord, Chicago Tribune, 1 Nov. 2022 The contract with Berger not only covers the salt dome construction, but construction of the building pad, and pads for mulch and construction material storage. Steve Lord, Chicago Tribune, 29 Sep. 2022 The salt dome would be for storage of road salt for winter. Steve Lord, Chicago Tribune, 29 Sep. 2022 Using a technique known as solution mining, teams will create cylindrical salt dome caverns the size of the Empire State Building deep beneath the earth in Delta, 130 miles southwest of Salt Lake City. Forbes, 7 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of salt dome was in 1908

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“Salt dome.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

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