Ceylon graphite

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A silvery black Graphite obtained from Sri Lanka. In order to reduce its metallic luster, Ceylon graphite was prepared for use as a black pigment by forming a paste with Lampblack, Vinegar, and turpentine (Schur 1985).

Synonyms and Related Terms

grafite di Ceylon (It.)

Resources and Citations

  • Susan E. Schur, Conservation Terminology: A review of Past & Current Nomenclature of Materials, Technology and Conservation, Spring (p.34-39); Summer (p.35-38); Fall (p.25-36), 1985