tar sand
noun Date: 1899 a natural impregnation of sand or sandstone with petroleum from which the lighter portions have escaped

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  • tar sand — Geol. bituminous sand or sandstone from which asphalt can be obtained. [1895 1900] * * * or bituminous sand Deposit of loose sand or partially consolidated sandstone that is saturated with highly viscous bitumen. Oil recovered from tar sands,… …   Universalium

  • tar sand — noun : a natural impregnation of sand or sandstone with petroleum from which the lighter portions have escaped * * * Geol. bituminous sand or sandstone from which asphalt can be obtained. [1895 1900] * * * tar sand noun A deposit of sand or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tar sand — bitumingasis smėlis statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Bitumo prisigėręs smiltainis arba akyta karbonatinė uoliena. atitikmenys: angl. asphaltic sand; bituminous sand; oil sand; tar sand rus. битуминозный песок; нефтеносный песок …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • tar sand — noun oil sand …   Wiktionary

  • tar sand — noun Geology a deposit of sand impregnated with bitumen …   English new terms dictionary

  • Utah's Tar Sand — Tar sands in substantial deposits are largely a Utah phenomenon with in the US. Other substantial deposits are located in Canada and South America.http://le.utah.gov/ code/TITLE63/htm/63 1C002.htm] Tar sands pilot plantBeginning with Legislation… …   Wikipedia

  • heavy oil and tar sand — Introduction       crude oils (crude oil) below 20° API gravity are usually considered to be heavy. The lighter conventional crudes are often waterflooded to enhance recovery. The injection of water into the reservoir helps to maintain reservoir… …   Universalium

  • Recoverable Tar Sand Resources of the World*, Table — ▪ Table region recoverable resources United States 4.3 Canada 265.5 South America 0.9 Western Europe 0.0 Eastern Europe 0.1 Russia 76.2 Transcaucasia and Central Asia 2.0 Africa 4.0 Asia 0.0 China 1.0 Total world 354.0 *In billion barrels,… …   Universalium

  • Tar — is a viscous black liquid derived from the destructive distillation of organic matter. Most tar is produced from coal as a byproduct of coke production, but it can also be produced from petroleum, peat or wood.Types of tarGeneralThe word tar is… …   Wikipedia

  • Sand — /sand/; Fr. /sahonnd/, n. George /jawrj/; Fr. /zhawrddzh/ (Lucile Aurore Dupin Dudevant), 1804 76, French novelist. * * * I Mineral, rock, or soil particles that are 0. 0008–0.08 in. (0.02–2 mm) in diameter. Most rock forming minerals are found… …   Universalium

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