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Bitumen

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A sticky, black and highly viscous liquid or semi-solid form of petroleum. It may be applied to the substance found in natural deposits (crude bitumen) or may be a refined product. It is a substance also classed as asphalt, pitch or asphaltum.


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Synonyms of BitumenHide

Other Language Names for BitumenHide

Simplified Chinese:沥青
Swedish:Bergbeck

Varieties of BitumenHide

Broggitei. A variety of asphalt from Peru.

Ref: Tomkeieff

ii. A variety of anthraxolite.

Ref: Crosby

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Fluorite50 photos of Bitumen associated with Fluorite on mindat.org.
Calcite49 photos of Bitumen associated with Calcite on mindat.org.
Quartz20 photos of Bitumen associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Sulphur18 photos of Bitumen associated with Sulphur on mindat.org.
Baryte17 photos of Bitumen associated with Baryte on mindat.org.
Aragonite13 photos of Bitumen associated with Aragonite on mindat.org.
Opal-CT12 photos of Bitumen associated with Opal-CT on mindat.org.
Sphalerite9 photos of Bitumen associated with Sphalerite on mindat.org.
Dolomite9 photos of Bitumen associated with Dolomite on mindat.org.
Chalcedony7 photos of Bitumen associated with Chalcedony on mindat.org.

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Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

Bitumen in petrologyHide

An essential component of rock names highlighted in red, an accessory component in rock names highlighted in green.

Internet Links for BitumenHide

Localities for BitumenHide

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