torbanite

[ tawr-buh-nahyt ]
/ ˈtɔr bəˌnaɪt /

noun

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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