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torbanite

[tawr-buh-nahyt] /ˈtɔr bəˌnaɪt/
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Petrology. a dark-brown oil shale containing a large amount of carbonaceous matter.
Origin of torbanite
1855-1860
1855-60; named after Torbane (Hill), in Linlithgowshire, Scotland; see -ite1
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