Definition of Crocidolite

1. n. A mineral occuring in silky fibers of a lavender blue color. It is related to hornblende and is essentially a silicate of iron and soda; -- called also blue asbestus. A silicified form, in which the fibers penetrating quartz are changed to oxide of iron, is the yellow brown tiger-eye of the jewelers.



Definition of Crocidolite

1. Noun. (minerology) A fibrous, blue-green mineral that is an asbestos-like form of riebeckite ¹

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Definition of Crocidolite

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crocidolite

crocetin
croche
croches
crochet
crochet hook
crochet needle
crochet stitch
crocheted
crocheter
crocheters
crocheting
crochets
crochetwork
croci
crocidismus
crocidolite (current term)
crocidolites
crocin
crocine
crock
crock of gold
crock pot
crock pots
crock up
crocked
crocker
crockeries
crockers
crockery

Literary usage of Crocidolite

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1. Oxygen/Nitrogen Radicals and Cellular Injury edited by Kenneth B. Adler, Robert D. Devlin, Val Vallyathan (2000)
"crocidolite Activates NF-KB and MIP-2 Gene Expression in Rat Alveolar Epithelial ... In previous studies we found that crocidolite asbestos activates the ..."

2. Precious Stones and Gems: Their History, Sources and Characteristics by Edwin William Streeter (1898)
"crocidolite is a mineral belonging to the group of Hornblendes, and consists of thin ... When crocidolite is cut en cabochon, it exhibits, in some degree, ..."

3. A Hand-book of Precious Stones by Meyer Daniel Rothschild (1889)
"crocidolite or tiger-eye is a light-brown, brownish-yellow to dark-green, and greenish-blue ... When cut cabochon, the crocidolite is called tiger-eye. ..."

4. A Report on the Asbestos, Talc and Soapstone Deposits of Georgia by Oliver Baker Hopkins (1914)
"crocidolite crocidolite, or blue asbestos, as it is sometimes known, is a meta- silicate of ... In South Africa crocidolite occurs in cross-fiber veins, ..."

5. A manual of precious stones and antique gems by Hodder Michael Westropp (1874)
"crocidolite. crocidolite is a silicate of irou, with a fibrous structure resembling asbestos, and showing, when cut and polished en cabochon, ..."

6. Transactions by American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, Metallurgical Society of AIME, Society of Mining Engineers of AIME., Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (U.S.). (1918)
"Veins of crocidolite and Other Fibrous Amphiboles All of the asbestiform ... crocidolite is the only asbestiform mineral other than chrysotile known to ..."

7. Gems and Precious Stones of North America: A Popular Description of Their by George Frederick Kunz (1890)
"... Rhodonite, Enstatite and Bronzite, Wollastonite, crocidolite, Willemite, Vesuvianite, Allanite, Gadolinite, Epidote, Zoisite, Axinite, Danburite, ..."

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