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Applied to brucite material from the type locality, Hoboken, NJ, USA.
Sometimes also used as a spelling variant of amiantus (= byssolite).
Classification of Amianthus
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References for Amianthus
Pierce (1818), American Journal of Science: 1: 54.
Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 636.
Internet Links for Amianthus
Localities for Amianthus
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