- a mineral, magnesium-iron silicate, (Mg,Fe)7(Si8O22)(OH)2, occurring in schists in lamellar or fibrous clove-brown crystals.
Origin of anthophyllite
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The asbestos of Italy and Cyprus is anthophyllite, more like the Georgia material.
In Georgia the asbestos, which is anthophyllite, occurs in lenticular masses in peridotite associated with gneiss.
Asbestos consists mostly of magnesium silicate minerals—chrysotile, anthophyllite, and crocidolite.