amphibole group

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a group of minerals with similar crystal structures containing a silicate chain and combinations of chiefly sodium and calcium and magnesium and iron and aluminum

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The amphibole group of asbestos is listed under the Hazardous Products Act (crocidolite asbestos) with specific regulations pertaining to its import and use.
Crocidolite (riebecite), amosite (grunerite), tremolite, actinolite, and antophyllite are members of the amphibole group of minerals, which form about 5% of all mined asbestos.
These can be structurally divided into two main groups, the serpentine and amphibole groups.