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Selected Silicate Minerals and Their Asbestiform Varieties. Mineralogical Definitions and Identification-characterization.

Authors
Campbell-WJ; Blake-RL; Brown-LL; Et Al
Source
NTIS: PB 271 914 :56 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10007921
Abstract
This report by the federal Bureau of Mines particulate mineralogy unit recommends mineralogical definitions and identification- characterization concepts for selected silicate minerals and their asbestiform varieties. Precise definitions acceptable to mineral analysts, regulatory personnel, and medical scientists are essential because of the present lack of conformity in terminology concerned with measuring and controlling asbestiform particulates and their related health effects. Because of the complexity and variability of crystal morphology in different mineral groups, the descriptive terms are generally explained by illustration rather than by numerical values. Applications and limitations of several analytical techniques for particulate identification and characterization are discussed.
Publication Date
19770101
Document Type
IH; Information Circular;
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
PB-271914
NTIS Price
A05
Identifying No.
IC 8751
NIOSH Division
CPRC;
Source Name
NTIS: PB 271 914
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