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Novel series of tricyclic aromatic terpanes characterized in Tasmanian tasmanite. Org.
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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.
Several companies attempted to develop the marine tasmanite deposits of Permian age in Tasmania during the early 1900s.