Glance pitch

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A hard, brittle, black asphalt. Glance pitch fractures easily producing a bright shiny surface. The largest commercial mine is in Barbados.

Synonyms and Related Terms

manjak; Barbados pitch

Other Properties

Soluble in carbon disulfide.

Mohs Hardness 2.0
Density 1.1

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Thomas Gregory, The Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Reinhold Publishing, New York, 3rd ed., 1942