Gilsonite

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Publication Type Book
Author Pruitt, Robert G. Jr.
Title Gilsonite
Date 1961-06
Description Glisonite is a black, pitch-like substance which occurs in pure form in large veins in the Tertiary sediments of the Uinta Basin. It is a homogenous petroleum substance (technically it is a predominently aromatic asphaltite) which fuses relatively easily and burns like tar. Glisonite is brittle and has a distinctive conchoidal to hackly fracture. Fresh glisonite has a brilliant black luster, but weathered glisonite and some of the more refractory varieties have a dull, soot-black appearance. Glisonite has a specific gravity of 1.07, just slightly denser than water, and a hardness of 2 to 2.5 on Moh's Scale. Glisonite is soluable in asphalt-based petroleum, and is frequently employed to change the consistency of lighter petroleum products. Finely pulverized glisonite is chocolate brown in color and exceedingly penetrating to the skin and lungs.
Type Text
Publisher Utah Geological and Mineralogical Survey, University of Utah, College of Mines and Mineral Industries
Journal Title he mineral resources of Uintah County: Bulletin
Issue no. 71
Subject glisonite; bitumen; asphalt-based petroleum; glisonite ore
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Pruitt, R. G. Jr. (1961). Gilsonite. Utah Geological and Mineralogical Survey, University of Utah, College of Mines and Mineral Industries. The mineral resources of Uintah County: Bulletin, 71(3), p. 23-49.
Relation Has Part The mineral resources of Uintah County: Bulletin; no. 71, cha. 3, pp. 23-49 (1961)
Rights Management (c)Utah Geological and Mineralogical Survey, University of Utah, College of Mines and Mineral Industries
Identifier ir-eua/id/2942
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Date Created 2013-05-15
Date Modified 2015-06-15
ID 214029
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s69g8kx9
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