Definition of Mineral pitch

1. Noun. A dark bituminous substance found in natural beds and as residue from petroleum distillation; consists mainly of hydrocarbons.

Exact synonyms: Asphalt
Generic synonyms: Mineral
Derivative terms: Asphaltic

Lexicographical Neighbors of Mineral Pitch

miner's elbow
miner's lettuce
miner's lung
miner's moss
miner's nystagmus
mineral deficiency
mineral dressing
mineral extraction
mineral fibres
mineral jelly
mineral kingdom
mineral makeup
mineral oil
mineral oils
mineral pitch (current term)
mineral processing
mineral resources
mineral right
mineral soil
mineral spirits
mineral tar
mineral vein
mineral water
mineral waters
mineral wax
mineral wool

Literary usage of Mineral pitch

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Elements of Chemistry: Including the Recent Discoveries and Doctrines of the by Edward Turner (1835)
"Elastic bitumen, or mineral caoutchouc, is a rare variety of mineral pitch, found only in the Odin mine, near Castleton in Derbyshire. ..."

2. A System of Mineralogy: In which Minerals are Arranged According to the by Robert Jameson (1820)
"... also as a varnish ; and in the composition ' fire-works. Third Subspecies. mineral pitch, or Bitumen. This species is divided into three kinds, viz. ..."

3. Angola and the River Congo by Joachim John Monteiro (1876)
"... DISEASE—SALT—mineral pitch. We started one night as soon as the moon rose, about one o'clock, and after travelling a couple of hours, almost the whole ..."

4. The Non-metallic Minerals: Their Occurrence and Uses by George Perkins Merrill (1910)
"... mineral pitch.—These are names given to what are rather indefinite admixtures of various hydrocarbons, in part oxygenated and which, for the most part ..."

5. The Economy of Nature Explained and Illustrated: On the Principles of Modern by George Gregory (1798)
"XLII. "NAPHTA, PETROLEUM, BARBADOES TAR, See. Katun and Properties of Naphta.— Burning Fountains.— Petroleum.—' • mineral pitch, or ..."

6. A Text-book of Mineralogy: With an Extended Treatise on Crystallography and by Edward Salisbury Dana, William Ebenezer Ford (1922)
"The chief foreign districts are in the Baku region, Russia, in Galicia and Roumania, also in Borneo. Asphaltum. mineral pitch. ..."

7. Mineralogy According to the Natural History System: Forming the Article by Robert Jameson (1837)
"mineral pitch, or Bitumen. When petroleum is exposed to the air it thickens, ... The Elastic mineral pitch, according to Henry, consists of carbon 52.25. ..."

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