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a fibrous amphibole

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It was also a lie, my lie of amianthus against the mortal fire.
Fundortgruppe 3 is very similar, but orthoclase ("adularia"), actinolite (fibrous "amianthus"), apophyllite and zeolites are more common than in 4; milarite is found, very rarely, in 3 alone.
The second great discovery occurred on August 16, 1996, at an altitude of 2800 meters on the prominence called 5 Giuvstockli, when the brothers Luis and Damian Curschellas opened a 1 X 2 X 6-meter cleft containing good crystals of orthoclase ("adularia"), cobweb-like aggregates of actinolite ("amianthus"), and microcrystals of fluorapatite, epidote and stilbite--with smoky quartz prisms to 23 X 48 cm, and between 50 and 60 brilliantly lustrous open quartz gwindels.
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 In addition, Davila's catalog lists 5,253 shells, 600 animals (fish, insects, birds, etc.), 101 plants, 3,915 fossils, 154 bezoars and calculi, and 402 books, including many rare and valuable natural history works.