Gilsonite has a melting point typically in the range of 160 to 220 degrees Celsius (320 to 428 degrees Fahrenheit). The exact melting point can vary depending on the specific composition and grade of the gilsonite, as it is a naturally occurring substance with some variability in its chemical makeup. This property allows gilsonite to be used in a variety of industrial applications, such as in the formulation of high-performance coatings, adhesives, and asphalt modifiers, where its ability to melt and blend with other materials is advantageous.