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Selected Silicate Minerals and Their Asbestiform Varieties. Mineralogical Definitions and Identification-characterization.
Campbell-WJ; Blake-RL; Brown-LL; Et Al
NTIS: PB 271 914 :56 pages
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.
IH; Information Circular;
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS: PB 271 914
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