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20 July 2011

Geology Word of the Week: H is for Halokinesis

def. Halokinesis: 1. The movement of salt and salt bodies. The study of halokinesis includes subsurface flow of salt as well as the emplacement, structure, and tectonic influence of salt bodies. Another term used to refer to the study of salt bodies and their structures is “salt tectonics.” 2. The magical (and non-existent) ability to move salt with your mind. This week, as usual, I have been asking for suggestions …

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