albertite


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albertite

[′al·bər‚tīt]
(mineralogy)
Jet-black, brittle natural hydrocarbon with conchoidal fracture, hardness of 1-2, and specific gravity of approximately l.l. Also known as asphaltite coal.
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In June 1854 Gesner obtained patents on cooking mineral rock, which included the controversial mineral, Albertite, to produce a fluid which he called crude coal-oil.
Some of the more colorful names that have been used include cannel coal, boghead coal, alum shale, stellarite, albertite, kerosene shale, bituminite, gas coal, algal coal, wollongite, schistes bitumineux, torbanite, kukersite, and others.
The first commercial development occurred when a single vein of albertite, a solid hydrocarbon cutting across the oil-shale deposits, was mined from 1863 to 1874.
Records of the Mechanics' Institute show they were still acquiring geological specimens for their museum as late as 1881 when the Annual Report listed donations of albertite, shale containing fish, antimony, gypsum and coal (Mechanics' Institute, 1880-81 Annual Report, p.
Equivalent % vitrinite reflectance (%R) data from around Weldon Creek and Belliveau Village give values between 0.65 and 0.75 (with a maximum of 0.77 from a borehole at the albertite mine site, Albert Mines, 2 km from the Weldon Creek site).