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Ammosov, I.I., 1981, Petrographic features of solid organic matter as indicators of paleotemperatures and oil potential, in H.D. Hedberg and J.F. Mason, eds., Petroleum geochemistry, genesis, and migration: International Geology Review, 1968-1981: American Geological Institute, Reprint Series 6, p. 238-248.
Barker, C.E., and Y. Bone, 1994, The minimal response to contact metamorphism by the Devonian Buchan Caves Limestone, Buchan Rift, Victoria, Australia: Organic Geochemistry, v. 22, p. 151-164.
Barnes, M.A., W.C. Barnes, and R.M. Bustin, 1984, Diagenesis 8. Chemistry and evolution of organic matter: Geoscience Canada, v. 11, p. 103-114.
Bertrand, R., 1993, Standardization of solid bitumen reflectance to vitrinite in some Paleozoic sequences of Canada, in F. Goodarzi and R.W. Macqueen, eds., Geochemistry and petrology of bitumen with respect to hydrocarbon generation and mineralization: Energy Sources, v. 15, p. 269-287.
Bertrand, R., and M. Malo, 2001, Source rock analysis, thermal maturation and hydrocarbon generation in the Siluro-Devonian rocks of the Gaspé Belt basin, Canada: Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology, v. 49, p. 238-261. (new calibration of collotelinite, chitinozoans, and solid bitumen)
Buchardt, B., and M.D. Lewan, 1990, Reflectance of vitrinite-like macerals as a thermal maturity index for Cambrian-Ordovician Alum Shale, southern Scandinavia: AAPG Bulletin, v. 74, p. 394-406.
Cardott, B.J., T.E. Ruble, and N.H. Suneson, 1993, Nature of migrabitumen and their relation to regional thermal maturity, Ouachita Mountains, Oklahoma, in F. Goodarzi and R.W. Macqueen, eds., Geochemistry and petrology of bitumen with respect to hydrocarbon generation and mineralization: Energy Sources, v. 15, p. 239-267.
Edman, J.D., and R.C. Surdam, 1984, Influence of overthrusting on maturation of hydrocarbons in Phosphoria Formation, Wyoming-Idaho-Utah Overthrust Belt: AAPG Bulletin, v. 68, p. 1803-1817.
Gentzis, T., and F. Goodarzi, 1990, A review of the use of bitumen reflectance in hydrocarbon exploration with examples from Melville Island, Arctic Canada, in V.F. Nuccio and C.E. Barker, eds., Applications of thermal maturity studies to energy exploration: SEPM, Rocky Mountain Section, p. 23-36.
Glikson, M., D. Taylor, and D. Morris, 1992, Lower Palaeozoic and Precambrian petroleum source rocks and the coalification path of alginite: Organic Geochemistry, v. 18, p. 881-897.
Hwang, R.J., S.C. Teerman, and R.M. Carlson, 1998, Geochemical comparison of reservoir solid bitumens with diverse origins: Organic Geochemistry, v. 29, p. 505-517.
Jacob, H., 1985, Disperse solid bitumens as an indicator for migration and maturity in prospecting for oil and gas: Erdöl und Kohle-Erdgas-Petrochemie, v. 38, no. 8, p. 365.
Jacob, H., 1989, Classification, structure, genesis and practical importance of natural solid oil bitumen ("migrabitumen"): International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 11, p. 65-79.
Jacob, H., 1993, Nomenclature, classification, characterization, and genesis of natural solid bitumen (migrabitumen), in J. Parnell, H. Kucha, and P. Landais, eds., Bitumens in ore deposits: New York, Springer-Verlag, p. 11-27.
Khorasani, G.K., and J.K. Michelsen, 1993, The thermal evolution of solid bitumens, bitumen reflectance, and kinetic modeling of reflectance: application in petroleum and ore prospecting, in F. Goodarzi and R.W. Macqueen, eds., Geochemistry and petrology of bitumen with respect to hydrocarbon generation and mineralization: Energy Sources, v. 15, p. 181-204.
Landis, C.R., and J.R. Castaño, 1994, Maturation and bulk chemical properties of a suite of solid hydrocarbons: Organic Geochemistry, v. 22, p. 137-149.
Ogunyami, O., R. Hesse, and Y. Heroux, 1980, Pre-orogenic and synorogenic diagenesis and anchimetamorphism in lower Paleozoic continental margin sequences of the northern Appalachians in and around Quebec City, Canada: Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology, v. 28, p. 559-577.
Pawlewicz, M.J., and J.D. King, 1992, Vitrinite and solid bitumen reflectance: some correlations and applications, in L.B. Magoon, ed., The petroleum system -- status of research and methods, 1992: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 2007, p. 58-60.
Riediger, C.L., 1993, Solid bitumen reflectance and Rock-Eval Tmax as maturation indices: an example from the "Nordegg member", western Canada sedimentary basin: International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 22, p. 295-315.
Schoenherr, J., R. Littke, J.L. Urai, P.A. Kukla, and Z. Rawahi, 2007, Polyphase thermal evolution in the Infra-Cambrian Ara Group (South Oman Salt Basin) as deduced by maturity of solid reservoir bitumen: Organic Geochemistry, v. 38, p. 1293-1318.
Xiao, X.M., F. Wang, R.W.T. Wilkins, and Z.G. Song, 2007, Origin and gas potential of pyrobitumen in the Upper Proterozoic strata from the Middle Paleo-Uplift of the Sichuan Basin, China: International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 70, p. 264-276.