- a bluish, asbestine variety of riebeckite.
Origin of crocidolite
Also called blue asbestos.
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Crocidolite, kro-sid′o-līt, n. a mineral consisting mainly of silicate of iron, in asbestos-like fibres.
Crocidolite or blue asbestos is similar to chrysotile but somewhat inferior in fire-resisting qualities.
Asbestos consists mostly of magnesium silicate minerals—chrysotile, anthophyllite, and crocidolite.
At this exhibition I found a splendid display of crocidolite, the sight of which well repaid the visit.Asbestos
Robert H. Jones
- a blue fibrous amphibole mineral consisting of sodium iron silicate: a variety of asbestos used in cement products and pressure piping
C19: from Greek krokis nap on woollen cloth + -lite