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sapropel Organic ooze or sludge accumulated in anaerobic conditions in shallow lakes, swamps, or on the seabed. It contains more hydrocarbons than peat. When dry it is dull, dark, and tough and it may be a source of oil and gas.

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sapropel

sapropel Organic ooze or sludge accumulated in anaerobic conditions in shallow lakes, swamps, or on the sea bed. It contains more hydrocarbons than peat; when dry it is dull, dark, and tough; it may be a source of oil and gas.

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"sapropel." A Dictionary of Earth Sciences. . Retrieved December 15, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/sapropel