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AMBAR NEGRO [1 record]

Record 1 2016-02-17

English

Subject field(s)
  • Classification of Coal
  • Gemmology
DEF

A hard, lustrous, pure black variety of lignite [which] has a conchoidal fracture and will take a high polish.

CONT

Jet is used for jewelry and other ornamentation.

OBS

It occurs as isolated masses in bituminous shale and is probably derived from water-logged pieces of driftwood.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Classification des charbons
  • Gemmologie
DEF

Variété de lignite, compacte, noire et luisante, à cassure conchoïdale, pouvant être polie et taillée.

CONT

[...] le jais (noir, luisant et compact, utilisé dans la confection d'objets ornementaux).

OBS

Déjà utilisé à l'âge du bronze, il était connu des Romains sous le nom d'ambre noir [...]

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Clasificación del carbón
  • Estudio de las gemas
DEF

Variedad de lignito particularmente negro, duro y brillante.

CONT

El azabache se talla con facetas, como las piedras preciosas, y se usa en joyería [...]

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