evaporite evaporite

Definition(s):

  • (n) the sediment that is left after the evaporation of seawater

Usage(s):

  • Its rock was splintered by distortion, and water penetrated to "evaporite" (salt) beds far below it.

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  • "The particular type of rock Opportunity is finding, with evaporite sediments from standing water, offers excellent capability for preserving evidence of any biochemical or biological material that may have been in the water," said Squyres, the...
    on Mar 23, 2004 By: Steve Squyres Source: CNN

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