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actinolite (ăktĭn`əlīt): see amphiboleamphibole
, any of a group of widely distributed rock-forming minerals, magnesium-iron silicates, often with traces of calcium, aluminum, sodium, titanium, and other elements.
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Ca2(Mg,Fe)5Si8O22(OH)2 A green, monoclinic rock-forming amphibole; a variety of asbestos occurring in needlelike crystals and in fibrous or columnar forms; specific gravity 3-3.2.
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In the middle and upper workings, euhedral uralite "crystals" to three centimeters have been found sparingly in small pockets along with "byssolite
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," which fill most of the veins in the area.
Ted Johnson of Yankee Minerals had some interesting specimens of byssolite
on white pericline from Val d' Ala, Piemonte, Italy.
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