Gilsonite fire point, or the temperature at which it will sustain combustion after ignition, is an important property for materials that can be used as fuels or in industrial processes.

For gilsonite, the fire point is typically around 650 to 700 degrees Fahrenheit (343 to 371 degrees Celsius). This property, along with its high carbon content and low ash yield, makes it valuable in applications such as in the production of inks, paints, and asphalt modifications.

Proper handling and storage of gilsonite are crucial due to its flammability at elevated temperatures, ensuring that it is kept away from open flames and high-heat environments to prevent accidental ignition.