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

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