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A variety of Riebeckite Root Name

A fibrous form of Riebeckite or Magnesioriebeckite.

Classification of Crocidolite

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Other Names for Crocidolite

AbriachaniteBlue AsbestosBlue IronstoneCape BlueKrokydolith
Other Languages:
Simplified Chinese:蓝石棉
Cape Asbestos

Other Information

Special Storage/
Display Requirements from:
Mining Area C, East Pilbara Shire, Western Australia, AustraliaHazardous fibrous material
Health Warning:An asbestos mineral. Fibres, if breathed in, can cause serious and irreversable lung damage. Avoid exposure to dust.

References for Crocidolite

Reference List:

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Addison, C.C., Addison, W.E., Neal, G.H., and Sharp, J.H. (1962) Amphiboles. I. The oxidation of crocidolite. Journal Chem. Soc.: 1468-1471.

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  • Localities for Crocidolite

    The map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
    (TL) indicates type locality. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
    • South Australia
      • Flinders Ranges
        • South Flinders Ranges
          • Bunkers Range
            • Oraparinna homestead
      • Mt Lofty Ranges
        • North Mt Lofty Ranges
          • Robertstown
    Noble, R. J., Just, J. and Johnson, J. E. (1983): Catalogue of South Australian Minerals.
    • Western Australia
      • Ashburton Shire
        • Wittenoom (Wittenoom Gorge)
      • East Pilbara Shire
    J M Bennett Collection
      • Pilbara Region
    • Lower Austria
      • Industrieviertel
        • Puchberg am Schneeberg
    Exel, R. (1993): Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs. Eigenverlag R. Exel, 447 pages.
    • Salzburg
      • Abtenau
        • Seydegg
    Natural History Museum Vienna collection
    • Styria
      • Bad Aussee
        • Wienern
    R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
    • Vorarlberg
      • Kloster valley
    R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
    • Cochabamba Department
      • Chapare Province
        • Alto Chapare District
          • Cristalmayu subdistrict
            • Cristalmayu
              • Cristalmayu valley
    Harvard Mineralogical Museum no. 112670
    • El Beni Department
    Federico Ahlfeld (1967) Mineralogía Boliviana (Enciclopedia Boliviana, Los Amigos del Libro)
    • British Columbia
      • Liard Mining Division
        • Galore Creek
    BC Minfile 104G 091
    • Ontario
      • Renfrew Co.
        • Sebastopol Township
          • Miller property
    GSC paper 70-50 Ann p Sabina
    • Hebei Province
      • Handan Prefecture
        • Yongnian Co.
    Shixin Yao, Liangshi Wu, and Rongfu Pei (1993): Geology and Prospecting 29(5), 11-16
    Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)
    • Katanga (Shaba)
      • Katanga Copper Crescent
        • Tenke-Fungurume area
    Johari, Umba Kyamitala
    • Bavaria
      • Franconia
        • Franconian Forest
          • Hof
            • Diabase outcrops
    F. Müller: "Bayerns steinreiche Ecke", 2nd ed., Oberfränkische Verlagsanstalt und Druckerei GmbH (Hof), 1984
    F. Müller: "Bayerns steinreiche Ecke", 2nd ed., Oberfränkische Verlagsanstalt und Druckerei GmbH (Hof), 1984
    • Kujalleq
      • Narsaq
        • Igaliku (Igaliko)
          • Narsaarsuk Plateau
    Bøgghild, O.B. (1953): The Mineralogy of Greenland. Meddelelser om Grønland, Bd. 149. Nr. 3., C.A. Reitzels Forlag, Copenhagen. 445 p (p.295-296); Petersen Ole V.,Secher K.(1985) - Gronland: Mineralien, Geologie, Geschichte. - Verlag Bode & Partner K.G., Bochum, 87 pagg.
    Petersen, O.V. (2001): List of all minerals identified in the Ilímaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland. Geology of Greenland Survey Bulletin. 190, 25-33
    • Vestfold
      • Larvik
    Weibye, P.C. (1848): Beiträge zur topographischen Mineralogie Norwegens. Archiv für Mineralogie, Geognosie, Bergbau und Hüttenkunde 22:465-544
      • Sandefjord
        • Vesterøya
    Nordrum, F.S. (2005): Nyfunn av mineraler i Norge 2004-2005. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrift. 30: 117-124
    South Africa
    • Limpopo Province
      • Capricorn District
        • Lepele-Nkumpi Municipality
    MIYANO, T. and. BEUKES, J. (1997): Mineralogy and Petrology of the Contact Metamorphosed Amphibole Asbestos-bearing Penge Iron Formation, Eastern Transvaal, South Africa.- Journal of Petrology, Vol. 38 , n° 5, pp 651–676.
    • North West Province
      • Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District
        • Pomfret
    Cairncross, B. and Dixon, R., (1995) Minerals of South Africa. The Geological Society of South Africa, p 238;
    • Northern Cape Province
      • Pixley ka Seme District
    M. Arliguie and Van King specimens.
    • Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)
      • Poschiavo Valley
        • Poschiavo (Puschlav)
          • Selva
    Romani E. (2000): Andar per cristalli - Tesori nascosti. Centro studi del Museo mineralogico naturalistico di Bormio, 151 p.
    • Arizona
      • Pima Co.
        • Roskruge Mts
          • Roskruge District
    Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 355.
        • Sierrita Mts
    Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 355.
    • California
      • Lake Co.
        • Lakeport
    Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 70.
    Pelletier, 1962. Mineral Species & Localities of Marin County
      • Mendocino Co.
        • Coastal Range
          • Mina
    Anonymous (1950), New jade occurrence in California: California Division of Mines, Mineral Information Service: 3(11): 2; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 66, 70; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 390.
          • Round Valley
    Butler, 1995. Rockhounding California
        • Cronise
    Tucker, W. Burling & Reid J. Sampson (1943b), Mineral resources of San Bernardino County: California Division Mines Report 39: 508.; Wright, L.A., et al (1953), Mines and mineral resources of San Bernardino County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology: 49(1-2): 132; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 423.
        • Ivanpah District (Copper World District)
          • Clark Mts (Clark Mountain Range)
            • Clark Mountain Sub-District
              • Mountain Pass
    USGS Open File report 2010-5220
      • Santa Clara Co.
        • Diablo Range
          • Mount Hamilton
            • East Mount Hamilton area
    Rogers, Austin Flint (1912), Notes on rare minerals from California: Columbia University, School of Mines Quarterly: 33: 377; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 70.
      • Sonoma Co.
        • Mayacmas Mts (Mayacamas Mts)
          • West Mayacmas District
            • Castle Rock Springs area
              • Jimtown
                • Pine Flat
    Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 70.
    • Colorado
      • Fremont Co.
    USGS Prof Paper 649
    Armbrustmacher, T. J. (1988) Geology and resources of thorium and associated elements in the Wet Mountains area, Fremont and Custer counties, Colorado. USGS Professional Paper: 1049-F
    USGS Prof Paper 649
    "Minerals of Colorado, updated & revised", p. 16, by Eckel, Edwin B., 1997
    • Massachusetts
      • Essex Co.
    P Cristofono collection , 2009
    P Cristofono collection , 2009
      • Norfolk Co.
    Rocks & Min.: 19:244; Januzzi, R.E. and Seaman, David M. (1976) Mineral Localities Of Connecticut and Southern New York State and Pegmatite Minerals of the World.
    P. Cristofono collection
    Rocks & Min.: 16:255.
    • Montana
      • Lincoln Co.
        • Libby District (Snowshoe District)
          • Libby
    • New Hampshire
      • Carroll Co.
        • Conway
          • North Conway
    Meyers & Stewart, 1956. Geology of NH: Part III, Minerals & Mines; Rocks and Minerals, (1990) 65:286-296
    • New Jersey
      • Morris Co.
    The Minerals of New York City & Its Environs, New York Mineralogical Club Bull. Vol. 3, No. 1, Manchester, J.G. (1931): 82.
    Gems and Minerals of America - Jay Ellis Ransom -1974
      • Somerset Co.
        • Bernards Township
    Maertens, J. (2007) Collecting Minerals at Tilcon's Millington Quarry. The Tilcon Times, Summer:10.
    • New York
    Kunz,1892: Gems & Precious Stones of N. America, p.153.
      • Putnam Co.
        • Town of Southeast
          • Brewster
    Jensen (1978) Minerals of New York State, 42-43
    • Pennsylvania
      • Philadelphia Co.
        • Philadelphia
    Gordon, 1922. Mineralogy of Pennsylvania
    Ref.: Gordon, S.G. (1922) "The Mineralogy of Pennsylvania," Special Publication No. 1, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia: p. 125.
          • Frankford
    Benge and Wherry, XIII, 1906, 92
    • Rhode Island
      • Providence Co.
        • Cumberland
    Miller, C. E. (1971) Rhode Island Minerals and Their Locations, O. D. Hermes, Ed., University of Rhode Island, Kingston
    • Utah
      • Duchesne Co.
    Am Min 58:211-217
    UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
    • Virginia
      • Grayson Co.
        • Mouth of Wilson
    Minerals of Virginia 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
    • Wisconsin
      • Marathon Co.
        • Stettin pluton
    R&M 73:11-12 pp 378-399 Wisconsin Mineral Locality Index
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