Alternative Title

Gravimetrische Untersuchungen fiber einer Salzstruktur in der Nӓhe von Lübbecke, Norddeutschland


A detailed gravity survey was conducted parallel to the “Wiehengebirge” northwest of Minden in Northern Germany. The survey localized between Liibbecke and Levern a salt deposit, which is known as “Münder Mergel” salt of the Upper Jurassic. The salt deposit forms a cylindrical structure with an axis striking NWW. With a deep drill hole detailed interpretation was possible using the polygon method of TALWANI, WORZEL and LANDISMAN [1959], The section shapes of salt bodies under eight profiles show asymmetrical figures of two salt units. Both increase in thickness strongly to the northeast, where the salt is interrupted by a fault zone. Here the strong gradient of the residual anomaly can only be explained by an increase of thickness and rise of the upper salt unit to about 50 m below the surface. This accounts for a number of sulfur and salt wells along the strike direction of the fault zone.


Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering


Dr. Reinhard K. Fröhlich, Director of the Geophysical Observatory, University of Missouri at Rolla, Rolla, Missouri 65401, U.S.A.

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Article - Journal

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Language 2


Publication Date

01 Oct 1971

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