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Asbestos: geology, mineralogy, mining, and uses

http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2002/of02-149

Report on asbestos, six types of mineral fibers belonging to two mineral groups, serpentines and amphiboles,with fiber morphology, crystal structure, analytical methods, properties, mining, milling, uses, and safety factors.(PDF file,28 pp.,4.5 MB)

by Virta, Robert L.
U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-149
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Contamination and pollution, Economic geology, Environmental health (human), Human environmental safety, Mineralogy, Mining and quarrying, Nonmetallic mineral resources, Rocks and deposits

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