tasmanite


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tasmanite

[′taz·mə‚nīt]
(geology)
An impure coal, transitional between cannel coal and oil shale. Also known as combustible shale; Mersey yellow coal; white coal; yellow coal.
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Mass spectral characteristics of C19 and C20 tricylcic terpanes detected in Latrobe Tasmanite oil shale.
The organic rich shales of the Quamby Formation, which include the Tasmanite Oil Shale, are expected between 3,247ft (990m) and 6,527ft (1,990m) and will be flow tested for possible shale oil and gas.
Biomarker composition and depositional setting of Tasmanite oil shale from northern Tasmania, Australia.
Novel series of tricyclic aromatic terpanes characterized in Tasmanian tasmanite.
Unusual carbon isotope compositions of biomarker hydrocarbons in a Permian tasmanite.
We expect the Quamby Formation to contain the Tasmanite Oil Shale at a depth of around 1,300-1,400 meters which is the world standard for Type 1 kerogen and one of the richest oil source rocks in the world.
Within this three-fold grouping of oil shales, Hutton (1991) recognized six specific oil-shale types: cannel coal, lamosite, marinite, torbanite, tasmanite, and kukersite.
Tasmanite, named from oil-shale deposits in Tasmania, is a brown to black oil shale whose organic matter consists of telalginite derived chiefly from unicellular tasmanitid algae of marine origin with lesser amounts of vitrinite, lamalginite, and inertinite.
The torbanite deposits at Joadja Creek and Glen Davis in New South Wales and the tasmanite deposits in Tasmania were mined for shale oil in the last half of the 1800s and early into the 1900s.
The Quamby Formation contains the Tasmanite Oil Shale, which is the world standard for Type 1 kerogen and one of the richest oil source rocks for oil in the world.
We have also proven sweet, heavy crude oil flowing to the surface as a natural seep, sourced from the richest source rock for heavy crude oil in the world from its type one kerogen, the world standard for the international oil industry, the Tasmanite Oil Shale.
The basin contains the famous Tasmanite Oil Shale which is qualitatively one of the best petroleum source rocks in the world, and which we know has generated low sulfur, heavy oil seeps in the south of the basin.