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cap rock

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noun

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Wikipedia:

Caprock | cap rock

a harder or more resistant rock type overlying a weaker or less resistant rock type. Common types of caprock are sandstone and ultramafic rock types. In processes such as scarp retreat, the caprock controls the rate of erosion of the scarp. As the... (43 of 396 words, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

cap rock

a layer of rock that overlies a salt dome and consists of limestone, gypsum, etc | a layer of relatively impervious rock overlying an oil- or ... (25 of 301 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/cap-rock

Oxford Dictionary:

cap rock

a layer of hard impervious rock overlying and often sealing in a deposit of oil, gas, or coal (18 of 40 words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/cap-rock

Random House Dictionary:

cap rock [geology] | caprock [sense-specific]

a mass of anhydrite, gypsum, or limestone immediately above the salt of a salt dome. | an impervious stratum overlying an oil- or gas-bearing ... (23 of 30 words, 2 definitions)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/cap-rock

New World Dictionary:

cap rock

a relatively impervious rock layer immediately overlying a deposit of oil, gas, salt, etc. (14 of 16 words)

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Encarta Dictionary:

cap rock

a layer of rock that lies above a salt dome and consists of anhydrite, gypsum, or limestone | an impermeable layer of rock that lies above a deposit ... (27 of 52 words, 2 definitions)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861687118​/definition​.html  [offline]

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