It looks like black sulphur (bitumen), and has a brimstone smell.
Sailors approaching the coast in a fog can recognize the Santa Barbara Channel by the smell of bitumen which floats on the water.
The nature of this bitumen is very different from that of coal.
Well, Nora, what is it that has brought you to Bitumen at this of all times?
Sometimes the body, enveloped in the cloth, was covered with bitumen.
Some of these walls he built of burnt brick and bitumen, and some of brick only.
Mats, cushions, and bandages had all been treated with bitumen.
The arrow-heads were fixed into the shafts by means of bitumen.
They are making a basket of bulrushes, and plastering it with bitumen.
Along this western shore are also found deposits of bitumen.