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DescriptionChrysotile is a golden-colored variety of serpentine, Mg3Si2O5(OH)4 (magnesium iron silicate hydroxide) a natural fibre that occurs throughout much of the planet: indeed, it is found in two-thirds of the rocks in the earth's crust. Because of its chemical and physical properties, chrysotile is an extremely useful mineral that has been, and is still being, widely used throughout the world.
LocationUSA ▹ Montana ▹ Madison
PhotographerNessa Eull. 2002-03-06.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #1546.
Key wordsChrysotile, Montana
Tech details526 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number2504