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Mineral Systems

Seventy five Carboniferous, Devonian and Ordovician sediment samples were subjected to total organic carbon analysis and to ROCK-EVAL pyrolysis.  The sediment fractions obtained from the sediment extracts, together with seven petroleum samples, were further analysed by capillary chromatography and by capillary gas chromatography-mass spectrometry.  Information thus obtained demonstrated similarities between the crude oils and sediments in organic matter and depositional environment. 

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