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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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
Asbestos consists mostly of magnesium silicate minerals -- chrysotile, anthophyllite, and crocidolite.
In Georgia the asbestos, which is anthophyllite, occurs in lenticular masses in peridotite associated with gneiss.
The asbestos of Italy and Cyprus is anthophyllite, more like the Georgia material.
The six types of asbestos are chrysotile, crocidolite, amosite, anthophyllite asbestos, tremolite asbestos, and actinolite asbestos.
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