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- n. A form of chrysotile
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A thin, laminated variety of serpentine, usually of a pale green color.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mineral of a pearly luster, a greenish color, and a laminated structure. It is a variety of serpentine.
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The variety of serpentine known as marmolite, which is made up of numberless plates of the mineral packed together similar to mica, but of the green color of the serpentine picolite, or fibrous serpentine, also frequently occurs of a light grass green color, and is a very interesting variety.
The variety known as marmolite, which splits into thin leaves, is plentiful and often well worth removing.