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Can you name the Earth Science Term?

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

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