ALRERTITE, a variety of asphalt found in Albert county, New Brunswick. It is of jet-black colour and brilliant pitch-like lustre. Its percentage chemical composition is:-
C. H. O. N. S. Ash. 86.04 8.96 1.97 2.93 trace 0.10
It softens slightly in boiling water, but only fuses imperfectly when further heated, and it is less soluble than ordinary asphalt in oil of turpentine.
Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)