Shmulik Marco The School of Geosciences

Deformation within and around an exposed salt wall: Examples from Mount Sedom, Dead Sea Basin



Despite the enormous global interest in salt tectonics, which is largely driven by its importance to hydrocarbon exploration, direct field-based studies of salt exposed at the Earth's surface are rare. Superb outcrops at Mount Sedom, located at the western side of the Dead Sea Basin, present one such opportunity for detailed analysis of salt and the associated sedimentary and structural record of its movement.




  1. Alsop, G. I., Weinberger, R., Levi, T., and Marco, S., 2014, Deformation within an exposed salt wall: Recumbent folding and extrusion of evaporites in the Dead Sea Basin: Journal of Structural Geology, v. 70, p. 95-118. pdf
  2. Alsop, G.I., Weinberger, R., Levi, T., Marco, S., 2016. Cycles of passive versus active diapirism recorded along an exposed salt wall. Journal of Structural Geology, V. 84 p. 47-67, doi: 10.1016/ j.jsg.2016.01.008. pdf
  3. Alsop, G. I., Weinberger, R., Marco, S., and Levi, T., 2018, Fault and fracture patterns around a strike-slip influenced salt wall: Journal of Structural Geology, v. 106: 103-124.  pdf