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Borabu salt dome, Maha Sarakham Province, Thailandi
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Borabu salt domeDome
Maha Sarakham ProvinceProvince
ThailandCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
16° 2' 17'' North , 103° 7' 9'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Kosum Phisai10,672 (2012)24.0km
Maha Sarakham51,584 (2012)25.3km
Pueai Noi4,468 (2013)29.4km
Wapi Pathum10,198 (2012)34.9km
Ban Phai35,583 (2012)41.5km


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AsiaContinent
Sunda PlateTectonic Plate

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Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


10 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Reference: Tabakh, M. E., Schreiber, B. C., Utha‐Aroon, C., Coshell, L., & Warren, J. K. (1998). Diagenetic origin of basal anhydrite in the Cretaceous Maha Sarakham salt: Khorat Plateau, NE Thailand. Sedimentology, 45(3), 579-594.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Tabakh, M. E., Schreiber, B. C., Utha‐Aroon, C., Coshell, L., & Warren, J. K. (1998). Diagenetic origin of basal anhydrite in the Cretaceous Maha Sarakham salt: Khorat Plateau, NE Thailand. Sedimentology, 45(3), 579-594.
Carnallite
Formula: KMgCl3 · 6H2O
Reference: Tabakh, M. E., Schreiber, B. C., Utha‐Aroon, C., Coshell, L., & Warren, J. K. (1998). Diagenetic origin of basal anhydrite in the Cretaceous Maha Sarakham salt: Khorat Plateau, NE Thailand. Sedimentology, 45(3), 579-594.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Tabakh, M. E., Schreiber, B. C., Utha‐Aroon, C., Coshell, L., & Warren, J. K. (1998). Diagenetic origin of basal anhydrite in the Cretaceous Maha Sarakham salt: Khorat Plateau, NE Thailand. Sedimentology, 45(3), 579-594.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Tabakh, M. E., Schreiber, B. C., Utha‐Aroon, C., Coshell, L., & Warren, J. K. (1998). Diagenetic origin of basal anhydrite in the Cretaceous Maha Sarakham salt: Khorat Plateau, NE Thailand. Sedimentology, 45(3), 579-594.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Tabakh, M. E., Schreiber, B. C., Utha‐Aroon, C., Coshell, L., & Warren, J. K. (1998). Diagenetic origin of basal anhydrite in the Cretaceous Maha Sarakham salt: Khorat Plateau, NE Thailand. Sedimentology, 45(3), 579-594.
Halite
Formula: NaCl
Reference: Tabakh, M. E., Schreiber, B. C., Utha‐Aroon, C., Coshell, L., & Warren, J. K. (1998). Diagenetic origin of basal anhydrite in the Cretaceous Maha Sarakham salt: Khorat Plateau, NE Thailand. Sedimentology, 45(3), 579-594.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Tabakh, M. E., Schreiber, B. C., Utha‐Aroon, C., Coshell, L., & Warren, J. K. (1998). Diagenetic origin of basal anhydrite in the Cretaceous Maha Sarakham salt: Khorat Plateau, NE Thailand. Sedimentology, 45(3), 579-594.
Sylvite
Formula: KCl
Reference: Tabakh, M. E., Schreiber, B. C., Utha‐Aroon, C., Coshell, L., & Warren, J. K. (1998). Diagenetic origin of basal anhydrite in the Cretaceous Maha Sarakham salt: Khorat Plateau, NE Thailand. Sedimentology, 45(3), 579-594.
Tachyhydrite
Formula: CaMg2Cl6 · 12H2O
Reference: Tabakh, M. E., Schreiber, B. C., Utha‐Aroon, C., Coshell, L., & Warren, J. K. (1998). Diagenetic origin of basal anhydrite in the Cretaceous Maha Sarakham salt: Khorat Plateau, NE Thailand. Sedimentology, 45(3), 579-594.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
Carnallite3.BA.10KMgCl3 · 6H2O
Halite3.AA.20NaCl
Sylvite3.AA.20KCl
Tachyhydrite3.BB.35CaMg2Cl6 · 12H2O
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anhydrite7.AD.30CaSO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Halite9.1.1.1NaCl
Sylvite9.1.1.2KCl
Group 11 - HALIDE COMPLEXES
AmBX3
Carnallite11.1.2.1KMgCl3 · 6H2O
AmBX6
Tachyhydrite11.5.5.1CaMg2Cl6 · 12H2O
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anhydrite28.3.2.1CaSO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2O
H TachyhydriteCaMg2Cl6 · 12H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O AnhydriteCaSO4
O CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2O
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O TachyhydriteCaMg2Cl6 · 12H2O
NaSodium
Na HaliteNaCl
MgMagnesium
Mg CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2O
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg TachyhydriteCaMg2Cl6 · 12H2O
SSulfur
S AnhydriteCaSO4
S PyriteFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl HaliteNaCl
Cl CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2O
Cl SylviteKCl
Cl TachyhydriteCaMg2Cl6 · 12H2O
KPotassium
K CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2O
K SylviteKCl
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca TachyhydriteCaMg2Cl6 · 12H2O
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Cretaceous
66 - 145 Ma



ID: 3191217
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)

Comments: Khorat Basin

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Hite, R. J., & Japakasetr, T. (1979). Potash deposits of the Khorat plateau, Thailand and Laos. Economic Geology: 74(2): 448-458.
Fuenkajorn, K., & Jandakaew, M. (2003, March). Compressed-air energy storage in salt dome at Borabu district, Thailand: Geotechnical Aspects. In Proceedings of the Thirty-Eighth Symposium on Engineering Geology and Geotechnical Engineering: 377-391.


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