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TitleCrocidolite (fibrous variety of riebeckite)
DescriptionCrocidolite is the asbestos form of riebeckite, an amphibole with composition Na2(Fe,Mg)5Si8O22(OH)2. Crocidolite is a minor asbestos mineral, mined and used because of its form and its resistence to chemicals. It is also one of the most carcinogenic of the asbestos minerals.
LocationBolivia. Near Cochabamba.
PhotographerShannon Heinle. 2001-11-08.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #1373.
Key wordscrocidolite, riebeckite, silicate
Tech details423 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera.
GeoDIL number1776