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

Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Soluble in carbon disulfide.
  • Mohs Hardness = 2.0
  • Density = 1.1 g/ml

Resources and Citations

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

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