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Diapir (Geoform)

Component: Geoform

Unique Identifier: 83

Geoform Origin Geologic
Geoform Diapir
Geoform Type Salt Dome

Definition A dome or anticlinal fold in which the overlying rocks or sediments have been ruptured when the plastic core material was squeezed out. Diapirs in sedimentary strata usually contain cores of salt or shale; igneous intrusions may also show diapiric structure.