albertite


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albertite

(ˈælbəˌtaɪt)
n
(Geological Science) a black solid variety of bitumen that has a conchoidal fracture and occurs in veins in oil-bearing strata
[C19: named after Albert county, New Brunswick, Canada, where it is mined]
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Gesner is suspected to have recognized albertite in the field in about 1840.
Halifax Gas-Light Company (1852), about mining licenses and leases, hinged upon whether or not the Nova Scotian courts regarded a New Brunswick substance called Albertite as coal or asphaltum.
ca/] is described as a 324 hectare defunct mine site, with outcrops of albertite, visible ruins including mine-shafts (Fig.
Solid hydrocarbons, including gilsonite, wurtzilite, grahamite, ozokerite, and albertite, are found as veins or pods in some oil shales.
The story of Gesner's museum follows a familiar theme in his life and parallels the ups and downs of his better documented activities with albertite and kerosene.