Anthophyllite



a mineral, magnesium-iron silicate, (Mg,Fe) 7 (Si 8 O 22)(OH) 2 , occurring in schists in lamellar or fibrous clove-brown crystals.
Historical Examples

The asbestos of Italy and Cyprus is anthophyllite, more like the Georgia material.
The Economic Aspect of Geology C. K. Leith

Asbestos consists mostly of magnesium silicate minerals—chrysotile, anthophyllite, and crocidolite.
The Economic Aspect of Geology C. K. Leith

In Georgia the asbestos, which is anthophyllite, occurs in lenticular masses in peridotite associated with gneiss.
The Economic Aspect of Geology C. K. Leith

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