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COPALITE, or COPALINE

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Originally appearing in Volume V07, Page 94 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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COPALITE, or COPALINE, also termed " fossil resin " and " Highgate resin," a naturally occurring organic substance found as irregular pieces of pale-yellow colour in the London clay at Highgate Hill. It has a resinous aromatic odour when freshly broken, volatilizes at a moderate temperature, and burns readily with a yellow, smoky flame, leaving scarcely any ash.
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