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Lisan Formation

Country: Israel
Region: Dead Sea
Varve Category: endogenic varves
Archive Type: lacustrine sediments
Lake Type: tectonic lake (fossil)
Elevation: -157
DOI / Reference Link: Access Link
Reference: Zolitschka B., 2007. Varved lake sediments. In: S. A. Elias (ed.), Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science. Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 3105-3114.
Picture Authors: Moti Stein

Description: Evaporitic varves from the late Pleistocene Lisan Formation (Dead Sea, Israel). The annual cycle is composed of white aragonite laminae precipitated during arid summer and dark laminae resulting from winter flood events.
Picture Type: macroscopic