Cap-rock



a mass of anhydrite, gypsum, or limestone immediately above the salt of a salt dome.
an impervious stratum overlying an oil- or gas-bearing structure.
Historical Examples

Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine

noun
a layer of rock that overlies a salt dome and consists of limestone, gypsum, etc
a layer of relatively impervious rock overlying an oil- or gas-bearing rock

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