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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 16 (1932)

Issue: 8. (August)

First Page: 825

Last Page: 832

Title: Oil in Limagne Area, France

Author(s): L. Barrabe (2)


Numerous seepages and showings of oil in wells have encouraged prospecting in the Limagne graben near Clermont-Ferrand near the Volcanic Chain of the Puys. The seepages are most numerous in rock of an exceptional type, called peperite, which is a form of agglomerate of sedimentary rocks in eruptive rocks. The role of volcanic intrusions appears to have been destructive, rather than constructive, and to have distilled away the lighter hydrocarbons.

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