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diatomite

1. n. [Geology]

A soft, silica-rich sedimentary rock comprising diatom remains that forms most commonly in lakes and deep marine areas. Diatomite can form an excellent reservoir rock. The Belridge diatomite in the San Joaquin basin, California, USA, is a prolific oil-producing formation.

See: diatomreservoirsedimentsilica

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