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- n. Plural form of evaporite.
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Shallow seas covered the pre-Honduras piece of land during the Cretaceous up until about 90 million years ago, very conveniently depositing evaporites like gypsum and limestone.
Mineralogically, these oil shales are marls or argillaceous limestones, which may be associated with volcanic tuffs and evaporites.
Sodium carbonate is soluble in water, but can occur naturally in arid regions, especially in the mineral deposits (evaporites) formed when seasonal lakes evaporate.