1. Introductory part: Asbestos - Deposits, uses, types, characteristics
The different Asbestos minerals in the Earth's crust, their deposits and characteristics are presented in detail in this part. In particular, the minerals concerned are: chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite, anthophyllite, tremolite und actinolite, which are categorized on the basis of their chemical composition and fibrous structure as serpentine Asbestos (chrysotile) or amphibole Asbestos.
The following presents a classification of Asbestos minerals and a description of the chemical composition, physical properties and specific figures for Asbestos fibers. In addition, the important mines for the different Asbestos fibers are named.
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