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Meaning of "Gilsonite" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GILSONITE

Named after S. H. Gilson of Salt Lake City, Utah, who discovered it.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GILSONITE

Gilsonite  [ˈɡɪlsəˌnaɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GILSONITE

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Gilsonite is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GILSONITE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Gilsonite

Gilsonite is the registered trademark for a form of natural asphalt found only in the Uintah Basin of Utah; the non-trademarked mineral name is uintaite or uintahite. It is mined in underground shafts and resembles shiny black obsidian. Discovered in the 1860s, it was first marketed as a lacquer, electrical insulator, and waterproofing compound about twenty-five years later by Samuel H. Gilson. By 1888 Gilson had started a company to mine the substance, but soon discovered the vein was located on the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation. Under great political pressure Congress removed some 7,000 acres from the reservation on May 24, 1888 to allow the mining to proceed legally. Gilsonite mining became the first large commercial enterprise in the Uintah Basin, causing most of its early population growth. This unique mineral is used in more than 160 products, primarily in dark-colored printing inks and paints, oil well drilling muds and cements, asphalt modifiers, foundry sand additives, and a wide variety of chemical products. The trademark, registered in 1921, belongs to the American Gilsonite Company.

Definition of Gilsonite in the English dictionary

The definition of Gilsonite in the dictionary is ® a very pure form of asphalt found in Utah and Colorado; used for making paints, varnishes, and linoleum.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GILSONITE


aconite
ˈækəˌnaɪt
amblygonite
æmˈblɪɡəˌnaɪt
arfvedsonite
ˈɑːvedsəˌnaɪt
arsonite
ˈɑːsəˌnaɪt
austenite
ˈɔːstəˌnaɪt
basanite
ˈbæsəˌnaɪt
bentonite
ˈbɛntəˌnaɪt
dawsonite
ˈdɔːsəˌnaɪt
essonite
ˈɛsəˌnaɪt
hessonite
ˈhɛsəˌnaɪt
impsonite
ˈɪmpsəˌnaɪt
kryptonite
ˈkrɪptəˌnaɪt
limonite
ˈlaɪməˌnaɪt
Masonite
ˈmeɪsəˌnaɪt
Mennonite
ˈmɛnəˌnaɪt
saxonite
ˈsæksəˌnaɪt
smithsonite
ˈsmɪθsəˌnaɪt
taconite
ˈtækəˌnaɪt
tanzanite
ˈtænzəˌnaɪt
wollastonite
ˈwʊləstəˌnaɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GILSONITE

Gillingham
gillion
gillnet
gillnetter
gillravage
gillravitch
Gillray
gills
gilly
gillyflower
gillyvor
Gilolo

WORDS THAT END LIKE GILSONITE

amazonite
ammonite
antimonite
aragonite
cummingtonite
dithionite
ebonite
erionite
glauconite
infinite
Maronite
melaconite
mizzonite
montmorillonite
monzonite
mylonite
rhodonite
saponite
tonite
winter aconite
xylonite

Synonyms and antonyms of Gilsonite in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Gilsonite» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GILSONITE

Find out the translation of Gilsonite to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Gilsonite from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Gilsonite» in English.

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天然沥青
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Gilsonita
570 millions of speakers

English

Gilsonite
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Gilsonite
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

Gilsonite
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Гильсонит
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Gilsonite
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Gilsonite
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

gilsonite
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gilsonite
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gilsonit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ギルソナイト
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

길소 나이트
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gilsonite
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

Gilsonite
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Gilsonite
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गिल्सोनाईट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Gilsonite
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Gilsonite
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

gilsonitu
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Гільсонит
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Gilsonite
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Gilsonite
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Gilsonite
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

gilsonit
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

Gilsonite
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Gilsonite

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GILSONITE»

The term «Gilsonite» is regularly used and occupies the 79.041 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GILSONITE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Gilsonite

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GILSONITE»

Discover the use of Gilsonite in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Gilsonite and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Gilsonite Veins of the Uinta Basin, Utah
Previous studies have shown the Escalante Valley, Utah, is subsiding due to groundwater withdrawal.
Taylor Boden, Bryce T. Tripp, 2012
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Uintah Railway: The Gilsonite Route
This book tells the story of the only railroad to penetrate the vast Uintah Basin of western Colorado and eastern Utah.
Henry E. Bender, 2003
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The Biomarker Guide: Biomarkers and isotopes in petroleum ...
Gilsonite is solid bitumen that occurs as dike complexes in the Uinta Basin, Utah ( see Figure 1 8. 1 57). It is composed mainly of NSO compounds and asphaltenes with subordinate saturated and aromatic hydrocarbons. Gilsonite is a common ...
Kenneth E. Peters, Clifford C. Walters, J. Michael Moldowan, 2005
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Popular Mechanics
Basically there are two varieties of top coating available: A Gilsonite base and a tar-emulsion base. There are advantages and disadvantages of each. Of the two, tar emulsion is generally a little less expensive per gallon, but requires two coats  ...
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Geological Survey Professional Paper
Layadim Member. — The Layadim is predominantly a shale unit, consisting of variegated shales, thin bands of marl, shaly limestone, dolomitic limestone, and some gilsonite beds; the shales are commonly black and papery, in places sandy , ...
‎1949
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United States Geological Survey Professional Paper
there. Several mines were opened along the Rainbow and Black Dragon veins and nearby veins. From 1900 to 1935 these mines produced a large percentage of the total gilsonite marketed throughout the world. During this time the mining ...
‎1970
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2009 Summary of Mineral Activity in Utah
Gilsonite production for 2009 is estimated to be about 58,000 mt (64,000 st), a decrease of about 11,000 mt (12,000 st) over 2008. Gilsonite is an unusual solid hydrocarbon that has been mined in Utah for more than 100 6 Utah Geological ...
Roger L. Bon, Roger L. Bon and Ken Krahulec, Ken Krahulec, 2010
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Popular Mechanics
Gilsonite is used in some phonograph records. Right, miner takes big chunk of " black gold" from a surface vein Another experiment showed that it blended easily with clay or fiber and could be hot- molded. His tests proved that the ore was a ...
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Geological Survey Bulletin
Gilsonite was named after Samuel H. Gilson, who believed that the new substance had commercial possibilities, and who set out to promote its use in industry. The name gilsonite became locally applied to the substance, which by laws of ...
‎1949
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The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America
the Independent Offices Appropriations Act (31 U.S.C. 9701). Source: 51 PR 15243. Apr. 22. 1886, unless otherwise noted. Subpart 3550-"Gilsonite" Leasing: General 6 3550.0-3 Authority. (a) Authority for leasing "Gilsonite" (including all ...
‎1991

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GILSONITE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Gilsonite is used in the context of the following news items.
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Doris Duvall Goodrich
She was the third child in a family of six, born 20 March 1922, in a gilsonite mining town known as Dragon, near Vernal, Utah. Her parents are ... «Daily Herald, Jul 15»
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A LOOK AT DEMONS
So-called experts claim that perhaps the UFOs are interested in the Gilsonite deposits near and around that ranch, but that doesn't explain ... «UFODigest, Jun 15»
3
Reading Into Prospect Capital's Earnings Report
Major writedowns included those on American Gilsonite, Gulf Coast Machine & Supply, Prince Mineral Holding, and Targus Group. In addition ... «Investopedia, May 15»
4
American Gilsonite to Announce 1st Quarter 2015 Financial Results
American Gilsonite will host a conference call for holders of its Senior Secured Notes and other members of the financial community on ... «PR Newswire, May 15»
5
Plane 'slid' off runway at Christchurch Airport
Jacobson said he wondered whether the weather conditions, use of the shorter runway, and the recent application of Gilsonite to several ... «The Press, Mar 15»
6
Lisle Police Warn Residents About Local Scams
These scammers tend to use a sticky oil based sealer called Gilsonite or dilute the product with kerosene, gasoline, or other petroleum ... «Chicago Tribune, Mar 15»
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American Gilsonite to Announce 4th Quarter and Full Year 2014 …
American Gilsonite will host a conference call for holders of its Senior Secured Notes and other members of the financial community on Monday ... «PR Newswire, Mar 15»
8
Unique Paving Materials Releases RAVEL CHECK® Liquid for …
The Gilsonite formulated in RAVEL CHECK liquid provides a deep black long lasting finish that slows the damaging oxidation process. RAVEL ... «PR Newswire, Feb 15»
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U.S. government agency narrows scope of crude oil export ban
Included are reconstituted crude petroleum, and lease condensate and liquid hydrocarbons produced from tar sands, gilsonite, and oil shale. «Lexology, Feb 15»
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American Gilsonite to Provide Update on 2015 Outlook
23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- American Gilsonite Company, Inc. ("American Gilsonite", or "AGC"), the world's major supplier of Gilsonite®, announced that it will host ... «PR Newswire, Jan 15»

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