- GeoRef, Copyright 2004, American Geological Institute.
Post-Aptian. Dome-induced changes in patterns of sandstone distribution, depositional facies, and reef growth indicate that thickness variations in strata surrounding domes were caused by syndepositional processes rather than by tectonic distortion. Salt domes in the East Texas Basin exhibit three stages of growth: pillow, diapir, and post-diapir, each of which affected surrounding strata differently. Subtle facies-controlled hydrocarbon traps are likely to be the only undiscovered ones remaining in mature petroliferous basins such as the East Texas Basin.--Modified journal abstract.