Metagenesis

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Thermal destruction of organic molecules by cracking to gas in the range approximately 150 to 200°C, which occurs after catagenesis, but before greenschist metamorphism (>200°C); thermal maturity equivalent to the range of 2.0 to 4.0% vitrinite reflectance.[1]


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References

  1. Peters, Kenneth E., David J. Curry, and Marek Kacewicz, 2012, An overview of basin and petroleum system modeling: Definitions and concepts, in Peters, Kenneth E., David J. Curry, and Marek Kacewicz, eds., Basin modeling: New horizons in research and applications: AAPG Hedberg Series no. 4, p. 1-16.