amphibole asbestos


amphibole asbestos
Collective term for three highly fibrous (asbestiform) varieties of amphibole: crocidolite, amosite, and actinolite.

All have long, silky to splintery fibres with appreciable tensile strength and are of economic importance as asbestos.

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      a variety of the silicate mineral actinolite (q.v.).

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Universalium. 2010.