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Content of these free training videos ranges over a selection of evaporite-related topics designed to give a feel for the content level in our various in-house SaltWork courses and workshops. Workshop catalogues can be downloaded using the links on this page, and you can contact us for more information about our workshops and seminars using the form provided at the bottom of this page.

Introduction to Evaporites

The video covers the initial 40 minutes of the" Introduction to Evaporites" workshop. 

Evaporites: Brine layering Part 1 - Brine persistence & heliothermy

The video discusses the causes and occurrences of layered brines as an introduction to the significance of brine hydrology as the central control on primary or depositional textures in an evaporite bed.
More information on brine layering and heliothermy

The video focuses on a conceptual understanding of the nature and causes of layered brines and how a dense brine mass tends to persist in the sumps of many modern evaporite depositional settings. For a broader discussion and the detail of the literature base used in the construction of this video, you should download the accompanying Salty Matters article (April 30, 2020).

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Evaporites: Brine layering Part 2 - Primary subaqueous textures

The video discusses why primary evaporite textures reflect the layered state of the brine hydrology at the time various salts were precipitating. It defines primary textures in a subaqueous evaporite bed and how they are responses to brine layering, especially holomictic versus meromictic hydrologies. It documents the how and where of deepwater evaporite textures and how to distinguish this type of salt fabric from the more widely documented shallow to ephemeral water primary evaporite textures.
More information on controls on primary evaporite textures
The video focuses on a conceptual understanding of the nature and causes primary evaporite layering. For a broader discussion and the detail of the literature base used in the construction of this video, you should download the relevant Salty Matters article (April 30, 2020)
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In-house courses and workshops

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