Bute Inlet Wax

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BUTE Inlet is one of the larger fiords on the mainland coast of British Columbia: it discharges into a complex system of channels at the north end of the Gulf of Georgia at a latitude of about 50° 30′ N. During unusually cold winters a yellowish wax-like substance has been observed floating on the waters of the inlet1. The natural occurrence of lipid material in massive form is of possible interest in relation to the elaboration of petroleum and other fossil hydrocarbon deposits and we have therefore examined the constitution of Bute Inlet wax in some detail in an attempt to throw more light on its origin.

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ADAMS, K., BONNETT, R. Bute Inlet Wax. Nature 223, 943–944 (1969). https://doi.org/10.1038/223943b0

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