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torbanite

[tawr-buh-nahyt]
noun
  1. Petrology. a dark-brown oil shale containing a large amount of carbonaceous matter.
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Origin of torbanite

1855–60; named after Torbane (Hill), in Linlithgowshire, Scotland; see -ite1
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  • Kerosene shale (torbanite) is found in several parts of New South Wales.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8

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