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Earth mineral resource of the month: asbestos

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Abstract

The article discusses the characteristics and feature of asbestos. According to the author, asbestos is a generic name for six needle-shaped minerals that possess high tensile strengths, flexibility, and resistance to chemical and thermal degradation. These minerals are actinolite, amosite, anthophyllite, chrysolite, crocilodite and tremolite. Asbestos is used for strengthening concrete pipe, plastic components, and gypsum plasters.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Earth mineral resource of the month: asbestos
Series title:
Earth
Volume
55
Issue:
2
Year Published:
2010
Language:
English
Publisher:
AGI
Contributing office(s):
National Minerals Information Center
Description:
1 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Earth
First page:
27
Last page:
27