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Ali Al-Juboury

University of Mosul


Carbonate and Evaporites Evaporate Sequences Marine Evaporites Non-marine Evaporites Evaporite Cap Rocks Salt Structures Evaporite as Seal Importance in Geology Evaporation Evaporate Minerals Economic Evaporites Halite

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Evaporites are a water-soluble mineral sediment that results from concentration and crystallization by evaporation from an aqueous solution. There are two types of evaporite deposits: marine, which can also be described as ocean deposits, and non-marine, which are found in standing bodies of water such as lakes.

The chemistry of modern and ancient evaporites, and their parent waters, is reflected in the mineralogy and facies distribution remaining in the geologic record.

Evaporites are important economically because of their mineralogy, their physical properties in-situ, and their behavior within the subsurface. Evaporites as seals or cap rocks control the reservoir geometry and producibility. Economically important evaporite minerals are common in nature, such as; Sylvite, also known as Potash, or potassium chloride. It is used as a fertilizer ingredient and is an important plant nutrient. Gypsum (calcium sulfate) is also an important evaporite mineral and is primarily used to make building materials such as drywall. Halite (sodium chloride) is what one normally thinks of as “salt” and has been an important commodity for millennia.

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Ali Al-Juboury

University of Mosul

Ali Ismail Al-Juboury is a professor of mineralogy and petrology of sedimentary rocks at Geology Department of Mosul University, Iraq. He graduated from Mosul University in 1980 and pursued his M.Sc. study at Mosul University in 1983. He was awarded a scholarship for his Ph.D. which he obtained from Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia in 1992. Al-Juboury has more than 85 published papers in local and international peer-referred journals in the fields of sedimentology, geochemistry, mineralogy and economic geology. He supervised on 17 Master and Doctorate thesis. Professor Al-Juboury is a member of several international geological associations and in the editorial board of the Iraqi Geological Journal, international Sedimentology and stratigraphy Journal of Oil and Gas Basins, Azerbaijan and the International Journal of Geophysics and Geochemistry (American Association of Science and Technology) and the Jordan Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences. He is the Editor of three books published by InTech Publishing House. Prof. Al-Juboury has also received several awards, among which are the Distinguished Scholars Award, Kuwait, 2009, and the Islamic States Science and Technology Award (Morocco) 2014.

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