Is asbestos a mineral

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The name asbestos came from ancient times from a Greek word meaning unquenchable in reference to its resistance to fire and heat.
Asbestos is a natural mineral which was formed during intense volcanic activities millions of years ago. But it wasn’t until the late 1800s that asbestos was mined commercially for its fireproof and virtually indestructible properties.
Asbestos is a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals exploited commercially for their desirable physical properties.
“Asbestos” refers to a small number of minerals that are formed of flexible fibers, and have the useful physical property of being very heat resistant. Because asbestos forms as flexible fibers, it is woven to make fabrics for heat-resistant and insulating materials.

Article publié pour la première fois le 22/07/2013

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