Saliferous Formations: Patterns of Lithogenesis and Problems of Usage

S.B. Shekhunova

YE.F. Shnyukov

V.M. Shestopalov


Institute of Geological Sciences of the NAS of Ukraine

Project: Scientific book

Year: 2020

Publisher: PH "Naukova Dumka"

Pages: 333


ISBN: 978-966-00-1778-8

Language: Ukrainian

How to Cite:

Shekhunova, S.B. (2020). Saliferous Formations: Patterns of Lithogenesis and Problems of Usage. Kyiv, Naukova Dumka. 333 p. [in Ukraine].


The monograph is dedicated to developing the concept of saliferous formations lithogenesis based on determination of stadial transformations at different levels of substance organization (formation, bed, layer, rock, mineral, submineral) and justifiying the approaches to solving problems of saliferous formations’ involvement in economic activity. Lithogenetic classification of the rock salt is developed as a result of research and analysis of the conditions for rock salt formation and identifying of key factors and processes peculiar for different stages of saliferous formations lithogenesis on subformational, formational levels. The five main lithogenetic types are highlighted and described: diagenetic, catagenetic, halotectokinetic, contact-metasomatic, metagenetic. Primary and secondary processes and factors of lithogenesis, which are typical for different stages of saliferous formations lithogenesis, are defined and characterized. According to the modern theory of lithogenesis in saliferous formations lithogenesis, there are: the regional background immersion lithogenesis with the stages of dia-, cata-, and halotectokinesis; the regional imposed activation lithogenesis (dynamo and/or thernal) (stage of regression lithogenesis and hypergenesis); the local imposed lithogenesis (hydrothermal, hydrothermal-metasomatic, contact-metasomatic). Lithogenetic types of rock salt are characterized by their physical-mechanical and other functional properties, which is a theoretical basis for selecting of perspective areas, structures and sites for geological and geochemical investigation that accompany exploration and underground construction in salt strata.
Intended for geologists, lithologists, sedimentologists, specialists in some adjacent scientific directions of the Earth’s sciences, teachers, post-graduate students, students of higher education institutions.



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