History of the Gilsonite industry

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Publication Type thesis
School or College College of Humanities
Department History
Author Remington, Newell Christy
Title History of the Gilsonite industry
Date 1905-05-12
Description In 1957 the American Gilsonite Company opened a revolutionary refinery near Grand Junction, Colorado, which had cost them $16,000,000 to build, and began reducing the gilsonite--a solid hydrocarbon--to high-grade gasoline and pure carbon-coke at the rate of about 700 tons per day. Just as incredible is the fact that gilsonite was and is conveyed from Bonanza, Utah, across the precipitous Book Cliffs to the refinery through a pipeline. The opening of this magnificent plant was eighty-eight years removed from the year 1869 when the blacksmith of the Whiterocks Indian Agency attempted to burn gilsonite as coal in his forge with rather dreadful results. During the interval so many human events occurred in relation to gilsonite--a rare bitumen closely related to grahamite and glance pitch--that it was felt to be an adequate and deserving topic for thorough historical treatment.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Gilsonite; Utah, Industries
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Dissertation Name MS
Language eng
Relation is Version of Original: University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library Special Collections, HD30.5 1959 .R38.
Rights Management ©Newell C. Remington
Format Medium image/jpeg
Identifier ir-undthes,1990
Source Original: University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library Special Collections, HD30.5 1959 .R38
Conversion Specifications Original scanned on Epson Expression 836XL flatbed scanner and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed TIF. Display images created in PhotoshopCS as JPEGs 800 pixels in width.
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Date Created 2012-11-29
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 192057
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6ng4sjf
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