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An organic mud containing concentrations of miospores (spores and pollen) and/or alginite.

i. An aquatic ooze or sludge rich in organic (carbonaceous or bituminous) matter.

Ref: AGI

ii. A fluid organic slime originating in swamps as a product of putrification. In its chemical composition, it contains more hydrocarbon than peat. When dry, it is a lusterless, dull, dark, and extremely tough mass that is hard to break up.

Ref: Stutzer

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