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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
Resources and Citations
- 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