oil sand









oil sand


noun Geology.

  1. a sand or sandstone containing oil or tarry residue in the pore spaces.

noun

  1. a sandstone impregnated with hydrocarbons, esp such deposits in Alberta, Canada

  1. A stratum of sand or sandstone containing petroleum that can be extracted by way of wells. The term is also applied to limestone and dolomite strata that contain petroleum.

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