Definition of Elaterite

1. n. A mineral resin, of a blackish brown color, occurring in soft, flexible masses; -- called also mineral caoutchouc, and elastic bitumen.



Definition of Elaterite

1. Noun. (minerology) The mineral wurtzilite. ¹

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Definition of Elaterite

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Medical Definition of Elaterite

1. A mineral resin, of a blackish brown colour, occurring in soft, flexible masses. Synonym: mineral caoutchouc, and elastic bitumen. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Elaterite

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Literary usage of Elaterite

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1. Asphalts and Allied Substances: Their Occurrence, Modes of Production, Uses by Herbert Abraham (1920)
"The first description of elaterite, originally found at Castleton in Derbyshire, England (p. 150), under the name " Elastic Bitumen," is given by Lister in ..."

2. The Non-metallic Minerals: Their Occurrence and Uses by George Perkins Merrill (1910)
"elaterite; Mineral Caoutchouc.—This is the name given to a soft and elastic variety of bitumen much resembling pure india- rubber. It is easily compressible ..."

3. The Hydrocarbon Field of Western Colorado and Eastern Utah on the Projected by William Weston, Denver, Northwestern and Pacific Railway (1907)
"But for their flexibility, the elaterite paints and varnishes are the best by ... Such are some of the uses only, to which gilsonite and elaterite are being ..."

4. Mineralogy Simplified: Easy Methods of Identifying Minerals, Including Ores by Henry Erni, Amos Peaslee Brown (1908)
"elaterite. Hydrocarbon, amorphous. Color dark brown; streak lighter. Elastic like rubber, rarely brittle, soft. 0 = 0.91-1.23. ASPHALTUM. Hydrocarbon. ..."

5. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The most remarkable and rare mineral is elaterite, or elastic bitumen, found at Windy Knoll, near Castleton. It is found only at two other placee—at ..."

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