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DescriptionChrysotile, a variety of serpentine, (Mg,Fe)3Si2O5(OH)4, is an individual mineral in the serpentine group. However, the name chrysotile may also be used to describe fibrous serpentine. The fibers can be seen in this 4 cm sample.
LocationGermany ▹ Saxony. Near Waldheim.
PhotographerNessa Eull. 2002-04-10.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #1154.
Key wordsChrysotile, germany
Tech details641 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number2642