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  1. a black solid variety of bitumen that has a conchoidal fracture and occurs in veins in oil-bearing strata
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Word Origin for albertite

C19: named after Albert county, New Brunswick, Canada, where it is mined
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Historical Examples of albertite

  • Albertite, an asphaltic hydrocarbon compound, a soft black material, obtained in Canada.

    The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1


  • From Albertite, a lustrous black mineral found in New Brunswick.