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Gilsonite in Oil based Drilling Muds

To achieve more effective drilling, in drilling rigs, a mud is applied to the driller in order to reduce the temperature of the hole while providing an efficient drill. Drilling mud is a lubricant applied in this process. Gilsonite is used as Oil Based Drilling Muds as a Fluid Loss Control Additive (FLC) and usual […]

Gilsonite in Bituminous Membranes

Bituminous membranes which are vastly used in construction and buildings, come in many forms, compositions and applications. The basic composition of a bitumen adhesive membrane is made of viscous and waterproof materials which will result in a pressure sensitive membrane resistant to water. Main usage of such membranes goes for roofing of commercial and residential […]

Gilsonite in Bitumen Blending

A new application for Gilsonite has risen within the past 10 years, and that is using natural bitumen as a raw material to make petroleum bitumen. Basically petroleum bitumen is made from sludge or slurry, obtained from the bottom of distillation tank, at the oil refinery. Slurry is transferred to bitumen manufacturing facilities to get […]

Gilsonite Technical Data Sheet – TDS

Gilsonite mineral originates from diverse locations from different mines, which results the technical data sheet be dependent on the material’s origin of exploitation. Also there are many aspects of natural bitumen which aren’t tested properly, and each origin tends to measure the characteristics which are considered their Gilsonite’s advantages.

Gilsonite Price

While Gilsonite has a wide range of quality, it also originates from many different locations (please see Global Locations of Natural Bitumen). Hence it’s not feasible to measure a steady and exact price for the product. Also there is no official online reference for Gilsonite Price or within any database.

History of Gilsonite

Gilsonite or Natural Bitumen was first discovered in the United States of America in the 19th century. It’s confirmed that the Native Americans who lived in the state of Utah were familiar with this material, yet there was neither commercial nor scientific use of it until the pioneers entered the Continent.