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A solid, dark-colored complex of hydrocarbons found in natural veins and deposits.
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(Elements & Compounds) any of various naturally occurring hydrocarbons that resemble asphalt but have a higher melting point
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(æsˈfɔl taɪt, ˈæs fɔlˌtaɪt; esp. Brit. æsˈfæl-, ˈæs fæl-)

a natural, solid hydrocarbon having a melting point higher than that of asphalt.
[1815–25; < Greek asphaltitēs. See asphalt, -ite1]
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Quite different from Lake Asphaltite, whose depression is twelve hundred feet below the sea, it contains considerable salt, and one quarter of the weight of its water is solid matter, its specific weight being 1,170, and, after being distilled, 1,000.
The effects of particle size and heating rate on the combustion properties of Silopi asphaltite were investigated by Altun et al.
The Avgamasya, Seguruk (Sirnak) and Halbur (Silopi) asphaltite samples were taken from asphaltite mines in Southeastern Anatolia, Turkey.
There is no proper crude oil generated from Longmaxi Shale in Sichuan Basin, leaving nature gas and asphaltite. So this paper selected the crude oil sample from the Silurian oil reservoir in the Tarim Basin (Table 2), which is generated by the Cambrian source rocks [32].
Pacific Coal Resources Ltd (TSXV: PAK), a Canadian-based mining company focused on coal, coking coal, asphalt and asphaltite exploration, development and production from prospective, producing, development-stage and exploration-stage properties in Colombia, has announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2011.
There are also 29.6 million tons of asbestos, 82 million tons of asphaltite, 35 million tons of barite, 251 million tons of bentonite, 1.6 billion tons of bituminous schist, 88 million tons of bauxite, 3.8 million tons of mercury, 380,000 tons of thorium, 233 million tons of trona (natural mineral water), 9,137,000 tons of uranium, 345 million tons of zeolite, and 4 million tons of manganese in Turkey.
Perry reported a 3 by 10-foot cavity, 1 to 1.5 feet high, half filled with asphaltite. The bituminous material was mostly vitreous, with a 3-cm-thick layer of a dull frothy material at the top (Grogan and Bradbury, 1968).
Its front contains one-fifth of the world's giant oil-gas fields, and develops huge oil sand and asphaltite deposits.