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Why is the lithostatic pressure gradient 1 psi/ft? How is it derived from density?
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Overburden/Lithostatic/Geostatic pressure (or stress) at a given depth is the vertical pressure (or stress) due to the weight of a column of rock and the fluids contained in the rock above that depth. ...

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