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ALBERTITE - THE MINERAL THAT STARTED THE OIL INDUSTRY - Canada

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ALBERTITE

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The mineral that started the modern petroleum industry

Albert Mines, Albert County,
New Brunswick, Canada

 
Albertite is a deep black, lustrous variety of natural asphalt found in Albert County, New Brunswick. It is a solid hydrocarbon that is of great importance in the history of fossil fuels.

It was from albertite that kerosene, or paraffin, was first refined, in a process invented by Canadian geologist Abraham Gesner in 1846. Kerosene burned more cleanly and was cheaper than competing fuels used for lighting such as whale oil. By refining kerosene from albertite, Gesner is considered to be a founder of the modern petroleum industry.  

Albertite was mined in New Brunswick between 1854 and 1884.

 
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Size:  7 x 5 x 3 centimetres
Weight:  50 grams


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PRICE: £14.00