Basic silicate of magnesium, one of six naturally occurring fibrous minerals forming the group called asbestos. White in color, the only mineral of the serpentine subgroup of asbestos. Constituted up to 95% of all industrial asbestos.
Silicate of magnesium and one of the six fibrous minerals forming the group called asbestos. Chrysotile made up close to all of industrial asbestos and is the only "non-amphibole" asbestos-belonging to the serpentine category.
a type of asbestos of the serpentine variety accounting for 90% of all asbestos used. Its fibers take the shape of a spirally wound tube, are soft, flexible, and small in diameter. Its color is green, gray, amber, or white. It is of high tensile strength and was used in asbestos cement, pipe, sheet roofing, flooring, electrical, and thermal insulation and friction products.
Chrysotile is an asbestiform sub-group within the serpentine group of minerals. There are three known species of chrysotile: clinochrysotile (which is monoclinic), orthochrysotile (which is orthorhombic) and parachrysotile (which is also an orthorhombic polymorph). These varieties are all phyllosilicates.