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  •  What's the geological/whatever reason for that? (3+ / 0-)
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    Fishgrease, conchita, gulfgal98

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    by Yasuragi on Thu Aug 05, 2010 at 08:29:15 PM PDT

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    •  For there to be room for that amount of (4+ / 0-)

      liquid hyrdocarbon in a rock, that rock has to be fragile. Also, the layers above that will tend to alternate between fragile and tough ... loose and solid. It's a very complex stratigraphy. So much so, that they look for that very complexity in their seismic maps.

      It rubs the loofah on its skin or else it gets the falafel again.

      by Fishgrease on Thu Aug 05, 2010 at 08:42:32 PM PDT

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