[ tawr-buh-nahyt ]
/ ˈtɔr bəˌnaɪt /
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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Example sentences from the Web for torbanite
Kerosene shale (torbanite) is found in several parts of New South Wales.