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kerogen

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Solid, bituminous substance formed of fossil organic material in oil shales, which can yield oil by destructive distillation.

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organic sedimentary rock

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A sedimentary rock (such as limestone, chalk, coal, and oil shale) that is composed of the compacted decayed remains of plants and animals.

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petroleum

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In geology, a term used generally to describe naturally occurring liquid hydrocarbons formed by the anaerobic decay of organic matter. Oil is rarely found at its original site of formation...

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shale

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Fine-grained, fissile, sedimentary rock composed of clay-sized and silt-sized particles of unspecified mineral composition. The noun may be qualified by an adjective (e.g. black shale,...

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torbanite

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A carbonaceous oil shale that is sapropelic, usually occurs as lenses in coal seams, and was possibly derived from vegetation-rich mud. See sapropel; and sapropelic coal.

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