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Explains why there is oil in Pennsylvania

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      NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-111-985,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120110191022807T,NSDL,Hundreds of millions of years ago; northwestern Pennsylvania; shallow sea; mountains to the east; in what is now eastern Pennsylvania and New York; Rivers from these mountains carried sand to the ocean; sand got reworked by waves forming sand bars; When the oceans rose less sand made it as far as western Pennsylvania; Mud; did make it this far west; was being deposited at this time; sea levels again fell; sand was again deposited in northwestern Pennsylvania; formed alternating layers of sand and mud; After millions of years of burial; heat and pressure turned these sediments into rock; mud and sand alternate based on the rising and falling seas; sand often got dumped in certain areas

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