amosite

/am"euh suyt'/, n. Mineral.
an asbestine variety of anthophyllite, rich in iron, formerly used as a heat-resistant material.
[1915-20; A(sbestos) M(ine) o(f) S(outh Africa) + -ITE1]

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Variety of the silicate mineral cummingtonite, which is a source of asbestos.

Cummingtonite is an amphibole mineral, an iron and magnesium silicate that occurs in metamorphic rocks in the form of long needlelike, fibrous crystals.

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      a variety of the silicate mineral cummingtonite, which is a source of asbestos (see cummingtonite).

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Universalium. 2010.


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