Trinidad asphalt

variants: or less commonly Trinidad pitch

Definition of Trinidad asphalt

: a natural asphalt found in a pitch lake in the island of Trinidad, widely used in the U.S. for sheet asphalt pavements, and containing when refined about 44 percent colloidal clay and 56 percent bitumen

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