Definition of uintaite in English:

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Pronunciation: /yo͞oˈin(t)əˌīt/


A pure form of asphalt mined in the Uinta Mountains and used to soften petroleum products, as well as in manufacturing paints and inks.
Example sentences
  • This natural asphalt is similar to hard petroleum asphalt and is often called a natural asphalt, asphaltite, uintaite, or asphaltum.
  • Gilsonite is AGC's brand name for the mineral known as asphaltum, uintaite or uintahite, which is found in commercial quantities only in two places the Uintah Basin of northeastern Utah, and Iran.
  • The asphaltum you want is also known as Gilsonite (a trade name), asphaltite, and uintaite.

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Syllabification: u·in·ta·ite

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