Reserves of Natural Bitumen (Gilsonite) are spread all over the globe in several areas and within many basins in different forms considering the geological nature of each area. Many of the areas are well explored such as Utah in USA and some are known to some extent such as reserves of Gilsonite in Angola and […]
Around 1960’s Gilsonite Mines were explored in West of Iran and samples of cargoes were sent to USA for testing and further development. With Iranian revolution in 1979 the connections between Iran & USA turned and any mutual commercial activities stopped so as the development of Gilsonite mines in Iran by Americans. Later in 1998 […]
The Natural Bitumen, found in some places, has a very low softening point, making the product a semi-solid material mixed with dust and mineral contents. Such natural bitumen is found in several countries, such as Trinidad, Iran and Indonesia.
As it is practical to add Gilsonite to Slurry to make cheaper bitumen, Gilsonite can also be applied in asphalt application, making cheaper and enhanced asphalt.
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.
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