a surface or near-surface sand or sandstone containing a high percentage of very viscous hydrocarbons
means sand, clay and rock material that contains bitumen.
Defined in the Mines and Minerals Act as“(i) sands and other rock materials containing crude bitumen,(ii) the crude bitumen contained in those sands and other rock materials, and(iii) any other mineral substance associated with the above-mentioned crude bitumen, sands or rock materials and includes a hydrocarbon substance declared to be oil sands under section 7(2) of the Oil Sands Conservation Act.” oil sands agreement A permit or lease.
a deposit of sand saturated with bitumen
Deposit of loose sand or partially consolidated sandstone that is saturated with highly viscous bitumen. Oil recovered from tar sands is commonly referred to as synthetic crude and is a potentially significant form of fossil fuel.
A complex mixture of sand, water and clay trapping very heavy oil known as bitumen.
Sand bonded with such oils as linseed and the synthetics.