- a white or grayish variety of amphibole, Ca2Mg5Si8O22(OH)2, usually occurring in bladed crystals.
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The true asbestos, however, he says, is a fibrous variety of tremolite or hornblende.Asbestos
Robert H. Jones
The tremolite occurs in white crystals, about a quarter inch in width and from a half to three inches in length.
Tremolite is a white to light gray silicate of lime and magnesia found especially in metamorphic limestones.Geology
William J. Miller
- a white or pale green mineral of the amphibole group consisting of calcium magnesium silicate. When occurring in fibrous habit, it is used as a form of asbestos. Formula: Ca 2 (Mg,Fe) 5 Si 8 O 22 (OH) 2