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a natural accumulation of bitumens at the surface of the earth; often acts as a trap for animals whose bones are thus preserved
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A tar pit, or more accurately known as an asphalt pit or asphalt lake, is a geological occurrence where subterranean bitumen leaks to the surface, creating a large area of natural asphalt. This happens because after the material reaches the surface its lighter components vaporize, leaving only the thick asphalt.
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