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OmGI OF PETROLEUM.

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OmGI OF PETROLEUM. There are three theories on the origin of petroleum. Berthelot and Mendeleff consider it inorganic, and formed by condensation under a pressure of the gas engendered by the action of steam on metallic carbides. German chemists think it organic, and produced from generation, or from animals. Thus Kramer believes it a result of the decomposition of the wax in cells of diatoms found in Jakes, and Engler from the decomposition of fishes. He states that he has drawn petroleum froir, the bivalve fossils in the lias beds of Rothmasch,

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