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Oct17-11, 06:24 PM
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That's one reason water is used as a hydraulic fluid. Add a little anti-bacterial and presto! Water is also under immense pressure in the lithosphere. Leucogranites form when expelled water melts its new host rock environment - found in places like Tibet. My home state of Texas sits ontop of North America's 3rd largest aquifer - the Gulf Coast aquifer, formed from high pressures of slumping mud wedges going into the Gulf of Mexico basin.