from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A translucent reddish-brown fossil resin, occurring in small scales or plates on the Mersey river, Tasmania, between the layers of a rock containing alumina and ferric oxid, forming from 30 to 40 per cent. of the entire deposit.
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Tasmanites is a marine alga the remains of which make up nearly all the kerogen of such oil shales as the Permian tasmanite of Australia and the