Taxonomy term

lori e. apodaca

Mineral Resource of the Month: Peat

Peat is an organic material formed from the incomplete decomposition of plant matter under anaerobic conditions. Over thousands of years, layers accumulate at a rate of about 0.5 to 1 millimeter per year. Water sources and chemistry influence the type and decomposition of vegetation in peat ecosystems like bogs and fens, from which peat is harvested.

26 Jul 2014