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Gilsonite

[gil-suh-nahyt] /ˈgɪl səˌnaɪt/
Trademark.
1.
Origin of Gilsonite
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90

uintaite

or uintahite

[yoo-in-tuh-ahyt] /yuˈɪn təˌaɪt/
noun
1.
an extremely pure asphalt particularly valuable for the manufacture of paints and varnishes.
Also called gilsonite.
Origin
1885-90; named after the Uinta Mountains; see -ite1
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Gilsonite

/ˈɡɪlsəˌnaɪt/
noun
1.
trademark a very pure form of asphalt found in Utah and Colorado; used for making paints, varnishes, and linoleum
Word Origin
C19: named after S. H. Gilson of Salt Lake City, Utah, who discovered it
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