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About PetroleumHide

Naturally occurring oil found in rocks ("rock oil"), comprising mostly hydrocarbons, plus other organic compounds containing N, O, S, etc.


Synonyms of PetroleumHide

Other Language Names for PetroleumHide

German:Bergbalsam
Portuguese:Petróleo

Varieties of PetroleumHide

KavkaziteAn oxygenated petroleum
MarkovnikiteA petroleum rich in naphtenes
MayberyiteA sulphur rich petroleum

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
10 photos of Petroleum associated with QuartzSiO2
2 photos of Petroleum associated with CalciteCaCO3
1 photo of Petroleum associated with DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2

Other InformationHide

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

Internet Links for PetroleumHide

Localities for PetroleumHide

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Argentina
 
  • Neuquén Province
    • Pehuenches department
      • La Tungar
Dr Jorge Dascal specimens
Canada
 
  • Ontario
    • Parry Sound District
      • Henvey Township
Seaman, 1976. Pegmatite Minerals of the World
China
 
  • Hubei
    • Xianning
      • Jiayu Co.
Renyu Yu (1996): Geology and Prospecting 32(1), 1-6, 32; Yunfeng Ke (1993): Resources Environment and Engineering 15(1)
  • Inner Mongolia
    • Hulunbuir League (Hulunbei'er Prefecture)
      • New Barag Left Banner (Xin Barag Zuoqi)
        • Bei'er lake depression
Yuqiao Gao, Li Liu, Xiyu Qu, and Na Liu (2008): Journal of Palaeogeography 10(2), 111-123
  • Jilin
    • Songyuan
      • Qian Gorlos Co. (Qianguo'erluosi Co.)
Yuqiao Gao, Li Liu, Xiyu Qu, and Na Liu (2008): Journal of Palaeogeography 10(2), 111-123
East Timor
Geologia de Timor, Teodoro Soares, 2009
Italy
 
  • Emilia-Romagna
    • Metropolitan City of Bologna
      • Samoggia Valley
        • Valsamoggia
          • Savigno
Casali, A. (1877) La cera fossile e l'olio minerale di Monte Falò. Monti, Bologna, 16 pp.; Bombicci, L. (1881) L'Appennino bolognese: descrizione e itinerari. Club Alpino Italiano - Sezione di Bologna. Tipografia Fava e Garagnani, Bologna, 887 pp.; Bombicci, L. (1882) Montagne e vallate del territorio di Bologna: cenni sulla oro-idrografia, geologia, litologia e mineralogia dell'Appennino bolognese e sue dipendenze. Tipografia Fava e Garagnani, Bologna, 208 pp.; Mattei, S. (1892) Ozokerite di Montefalò nel Bolognese. Bollettino del naturalista, collettore, allevatore, coltivatore (supplemento mensile alla Rivista Italiana di Scienze Naturali), 12, 3, 33-35; Magini, M. (1976) L'Italia e il petrolio tra storia e cronologia. Volume celebrativo dei 50 anni di fondazione dell'AGIP. Mondadori, Milano, 279 pp.
  • Lombardy
    • Pavia Province
Jervis, G. (1874) I tesori sotterranei dell'Italia. Vol. 2: Regione dell’Appennino e vulcani attivi e spenti dipendentivi. Ermanno Loescher, Torino, XVIII+624 pp.
  • Sicily
    • Palermo Province
      • Blufi
Ferrara, F. (1813) Storia naturale della Sicilia che comprende la mineralogia con un discorso sopra lo studio in vari tempi delle scienze naturali in quest'isola. Tipografia dell'Università, Catania, LXV+160 pp.; Percival, J.G. (1824) Notices of the geology and mineralogy of Sicily. American Journal of Science and Arts, 8, 2, 201-213; Jervis, G. (1881) I tesori sotterranei dell'Italia. Vol. 3: Regioni delle Isole. Sardegna e Sicilia. Addenda ai precedenti volumi. Ermanno Loescher, Torino, XXII+539 pp.
Japan
 
  • Kochi
    • Takaoka-gun
Alfredo Petrov specimens
Libya
Rui Nunes 2010
Mexico
 
  • San Luis Potosí
    • Tamuín Municipality
Alfredo Petrov specimen obtained from Rock Currier (JTI), 1990s.
Pakistan
 
Dr Stanley Keith and Luciana Barbosa specimens
Portugal
 
  • Leiria
Prospecting results (Aug 2012) of the Canadians of Mohave Gas and Oil
  • Lisbon
LNEG Siorminp database
São Tomé and Príncipe
The Mineral Industries of Benin, Burkina Faso and São Tomé e Príncipe, Omayra Bermúdez-Lugo, USGS 2006 Minerals Yearbook, April 2009.
Tunisia
 
  • Zaghouan
    • Zaghouan
F. Souissi et al. , Bull. Soc. Géol. France, March 1998, V 169, N° 2, pp. 163-175.
    • Zriba-Village
N. Guilhaumou et al. , Bull. Minéral. , 1988, 111, pp. 421-426.
UK
 
  • England
    • Bristol
      • Clifton
Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.
    • Cornwall
      • Gwennap
        • Carharrack
Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.
        • St Day
Hogg, T. (1825): A Manual of Mineralogy. Polyblank Publishers (London), p. 108; Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.; Collins, J.H. (1892): "A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon", 2nd ed., D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro, UK), 108 pp.
Hogg, T. (1825): A Manual of Mineralogy. Polyblank Publishers (London), p. 108; Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.
      • Redruth
Hogg, T. (1825): A Manual of Mineralogy. Polyblank Publishers (London), p. 108; Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.
    • Derbyshire
      • Castleton
Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.
    • Shropshire
      • Callow Hill-Bog District
Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.
      • Telford
Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.
USA
 
  • California
    • Yolo Co.
      • Coast Ranges
        • Knoxville Mining District
          • Knoxville area
Aubury, Lewis E. (1903), The quicksilver resources of California: California Mining Bureau Bulletin 27: 117; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 150.
Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 165.
  • Iowa
    • Lee Co.
Zeitner (1956), Midwest Gem Trails
    • Van Buren Co.
      • Vernon area
R&M 77:6 pp 404-413
R&M 77:6 pp 404-413
  • New Jersey
    • Somerset Co.
      • Bernards Township
Warren Cummings
  • New York
    • Herkimer Co.
      • Town of Newport
Dr. Stanley B. Keith specimens
  • Texas
    • Anderson Co.
      • Elkhart
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10111536.
      • Elmtown
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10111535.
    • Austin Co.
      • Bellville
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10064536.
    • Brazoria Co.
      • Clute
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10061173.
      • Danbury
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10064524.
      • Pearland
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10111538.
      • West Columbia
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10064542.
    • Brazos Co.
      • Millican
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10064534.
    • Chambers Co.
      • Beach City
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10064522.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10064537.
      • Mont Belvieu
        • Barbers Hill Salt Dome (Barbers Hill)
Halite Sulfur Limestone Anhydrite Pyrite USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10061150.
      • Wallisville
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10064531.
    • Fort Bend Co.
      • Missouri City
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10061152.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10064540.
      • Rosenberg
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10061151.
      • Thompsons
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10064541.
    • Hardin Co.
      • Saratoga
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10111540.
      • Sour Lake
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10064539.
    • Harris Co.
      • South Houston
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10096077.
    • Jefferson Co.
      • Clam Lake
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10064523.
      • Fannett
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10061158.
      • Hamshire
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10064533.
    • Leon Co.
      • Keechi
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10063140.
    • Liberty Co.
      • Cottonwood
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10064528.
      • Daisetta
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10111537.
      • Davis Hill
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10064525.
      • Dayton
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10064527.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10064535.
    • Madison Co.
      • Madisonville
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10064526.
    • Wood Co.
      • Quitman
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10064529.
 
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