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  • n. A dark brown amphibole mineral; a mixed silicate of iron and magnesium.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A mineral of the hornblende group, of a yellowish gray or clove brown color.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mineral, allied to amphibole or hornblende, occurring in radiating columnar aggregates. It is orthorhombic in crystallization.

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  • n. a dark brown mineral of the amphibole group; magnesium iron silicate


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  • The first recorded application can be traced to Finland (approximately 2500 B.C.), where anthophyllite from a local deposit was used to reinforce clay utensils and pottery.


  • In particular, the minerals concerned are: chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite, anthophyllite, tremolite und actinolite, which are categorized on the basis of their chemical composition and fibrous structure as serpentine Asbestos

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  • Asbestos consists mostly of magnesium silicate minerals -- chrysotile, anthophyllite, and crocidolite.

    The Economic Aspect of Geology

  • In Georgia the asbestos, which is anthophyllite, occurs in lenticular masses in peridotite associated with gneiss.

    The Economic Aspect of Geology

  • The asbestos of Italy and Cyprus is anthophyllite, more like the Georgia material.

    The Economic Aspect of Geology

  • The six types of asbestos are chrysotile, crocidolite, amosite, anthophyllite asbestos, tremolite asbestos, and actinolite asbestos.

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