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An iron-rich amphibole asbestos, mined in South Africa.
- ‘Most amphibole asbestos was mined as crocidolite and amosite from Precambrian banded ironstones in South Africa and, to a lesser extent, Western Australia.’
- ‘The major types of silicates causing asbestos-related disease are chrysotile, amosite, and crocidolite, with the latter being the most pathogenic.’
- ‘Other commercial amphiboles - crocidolite and amosite - were detected in the lungs of Asbestos region workers.’
- ‘Asbestos, a fibrous hydrous silicate mineral, exists in 6 forms for industrial use: actinolite, amosite, anthophyllite, chrysotile, crocidolite, and tremolite.’
- ‘These primarily consisted of amosite and crocidolite, both commercial amphiboles.’
Early 20th century: from the initial letters of A sbestos M ines o f S outh A frica + -ite.
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