noun, sometimes capitalized
al·​bert·​ite | \ ˈal-bərt-ˌīt\
plural -s

Definition of albertite

: a bituminous mineral resembling asphaltum (hardness 1–2, specific gravity 1.097)

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First Known Use of albertite

1853, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for albertite

Albert county, New Brunswick, Canada, its locality + English -ite

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