Natural Bitume (Gilsonite) , General specification:
Some types of bitumen in nature, due to the gradual conversion of crude oil and evaporation of its volatile matter, have come about over many years. This Bitumen is called Natural bitumen and its durability is more than oil tar. Natural Bitumen may exist purely in nature (lake bitumen), or extracted from mines (mineral tar).
Gilsonite is applying for road construction and making asphalt. Mineral Bitumen also uses in making paints, insulation and drilling as one of fluid lost control agent.
Iran Chemical Mine, supplying Mineral Bitumen or Gilsonite in some categories by different Ash grades: