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impermeable cap that prevents oil and gas from escaping
the process by which coal that is close to the surface is removed
an accumulation of valuable minerals formed by deposition of dense mineral phases in a trap site. Primary agent in the formation is water.
contains metals concentrated in hot fluids that move through fractures, and deposits the minerals as veins
underground accumulation of oil
black, high quality coal
Oil trapped in rock as a solid
Discovered deposits that can be extracted economically and legally at the present time
form that prevents oil from moving upwards
regions underlain by one or more oil pools
age of the oldest rock in Canada in billions of years
migrates from source rocks into resevoir rocks
DefinitionTerm
sedimentation patterns that prevent oil from moving upwards
naturally occurring materials that can be profitably mined
a surface process that results in banded iron ore in layers on the sea floor
the oldest rock in Canada
the act of oil moving upwards
compacted plant material
Sinking of crystals in magma from the liquid in which they formed
a coase grained, porous, permeable, vuggy rock that makes a good resevoir
brown coal
Valuable materials of geologic origin that can be extracted from the earth
mined in an open pit in Utah
a luminous coal made of metamorphic rock

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Created Apr 14, 2010ReportNominate
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