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a fibrous amphibole

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When separated from Luxima by a forest fire, an "apparent miracle" caused by the wind creating friction among the bamboo trees, the notably unsuperstitious Hilarion deems it "the interposition of Divine wrath" (211), but he braves the conflagration to save Luxima by wrapping himself in mountain flax, "the inconsumable amianthus of India" a variety of asbestos.
It was also a lie, my lie of amianthus against the mortal fire.
Albite twins on greenish quartz with amianthus from Bareges in Haute Pyrenees, France.
Metallic ores (As, Co, Bi, Zn, Sb, Hg, Pb, Sn, Cu, Ag, Au) 1,771 Pyrite, marcasite, iron oxides 668 Calcite, barite, fluorite, gypsum, sulfur and salts 479 Quartz (including 1,217 agates) 1,990 Gem minerals (aquamarine, peridot, hyacinth, garnet, chrysolite, opal, emerald, topaz, sapphire, ruby, diamond, tourmaline) 471 Amianthus, micas, talc 314 Earths, stones, rocks, pebbles, figured stones, bitumens 2,403