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amosite

[am-uh-sahyt] /ˈæm əˌsaɪt/
noun, Mineralogy
1.
an asbestine variety of anthophyllite, rich in iron, formerly used as a heat-resistant material.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; A(sbestos) M(ine) o(f) S(outh Africa) + -ite1
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  • amosite and crocidolite are no longer being mined although some probably is still being sold from stock.
  • Two types of amphiboles, commonly designated as amosite and crocidolite are no longer mined.
  • Iron and silicon are characteristic of a type of asbestosis fiber called amosite.

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