Evaporite



[ih-vap-uh-rahyt] /ɪˈvæp əˌraɪt/

noun, Geology.
1.
any sedimentary rock, as gypsum or rock salt, formed by precipitation from evaporating seawater.
/ɪˈvæpəˌraɪt/
noun
1.
any sedimentary rock, such as rock salt, gypsum, or anhydrite, formed by evaporation of former seas or salt-water lakes
evaporite
(ĭ-vāp’ə-rīt’)
A sedimentary rock that consists of one or more minerals formed as precipitates from the evaporation of a saline solution, such as saltwater. Usually, the first evaporite to form from saltwater is calcium, followed by gypsum and then halite.

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