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.

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Global Locations of Natural Bitumen

 

Natural Bitumen (Gilsonite) reserves are spread over the globe in quite a lot of regions especially within basins. With regards to the geological nature of each area, natural bitumen can be found in different forms. Many such areas are well explored, for example Utah in USA, and some are known to some extent, such as reserves of Gilsonite in Angola. There are also a number of sectors which are fully unavailable such as Syrian Natural Bitumen Deposits.
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