amosite

[am-uh-sahyt]
noun Mineralogy.
an asbestine variety of anthophyllite, rich in iron, formerly used as a heat-resistant material.

Origin:
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.
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