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DescriptionChrysotile is a variety of serpentine, (Mg,Fe)3Si2O5(OH)4, and comes from the greek words for golden fibres and gives off water when heated. This sample is about 5 cm in length.
LocationCanada ▹ Ontario. Near Lacdes Iles.
PhotographerNessa Eull. 2002-04-10.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #1150.
Key wordsChrysotile, Ontario, Canada
Tech details755 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number2638