Top: Modern evaporites in Death Valley, California. These salt deposits generally indicate an arid climate. Middle: Evidence of former existence of evaporites in the Fundy basin. These bowl-shaped features in the Blomidon Formation are depressions that formed when unerlying evaporites dissolved away. The depressions were later in-filled with sediments. Modified from Ackermann et al. (1995). Bottom: Highly disturbed strata in the Blomidon Formation resulted from deposition in a topographic depression that formed while underlying evaporites were being dissolved away. The numerous faults indicate that disruption occurred during or shortly after sedimentation. Modified from Ackermann et al. (1995).