What is KAURIE GUM?

A product of the kaurie pine of New Zealand. There is a large deposit ot kaurie gum peat in the soil of the buried kauri forest in New Zealand, and a considerable industry is carried on in the extraction of the gum ard associated oils. A ton of the peat yields about 10 per cent, of gum and gives by distillation about 64J gallons of oil, from which motor spirit, a solvent oil, a turpentine substitute, and paint and varnish oils are extracted. The sp. gr. of kaurie is ro5 and the meltingpoint about from 182 degrees to 2320 C.; it is used in varnishmaking and the preparation of dental compounds.

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