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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A hard, black, bituminous lignite, capable of an excellent polish and easily carved, hence useful for trinkets and ornaments, which have been made of it from very early times; is found in France, Spain, and Saxony, but the best supplies come from Whitby, Yorkshire.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Jet'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/j/jet.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.