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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