noun Mineralogy.
a bluish, asbestine variety of riebeckite.
Also called blue asbestos.

1825–35; < Greek krokid- (stem of krokís) nap, wool + -o- + -lite Unabridged
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crocidolite (krəʊˈsɪdəˌlaɪt)
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]

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Two types of amphiboles, commonly designated as amosite and crocidolite are no longer mined.
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