Elaterite

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Description

A naturally occurring, dark brown, elastic asphalt that is slightly thicker than tar. Elaterite was used in the 19th century for caulking and roofing.

Synonyms and Related Terms

elastic mineral pitch; elastic bitumen; mineral caoutchouc

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 359
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996