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Mineral resource of the month: peat

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Peat is a natural organic material of botanical origin, harvested from deposits in bogs and fens. Commercial deposits form from the incomplete decomposition of plant matter under anaerobic conditions and gradually accumulate to form peat over about a 5,000-year period.

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Title:
Mineral resource of the month: peat
Series title:
Geotimes
Volume
2008
Issue:
February
Year Published:
2008
Language:
English
Publisher:
AGI
Contributing office(s):
National Minerals Information Center
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