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"Cummingtonite is a metamorphic amphibole with the chemical composition (Mg,Fe2+)2(Mg,Fe2+)5Si8O22(OH)2, magnesium iron silicate hydroxide. Monoclinic cummingtonite is compositionally similar and polymorphic with orthorhombic anthophyllite, which is a much more common form of magnesium-rich amphibole, the latter being metastable. Cummingtonite shares few compositional similarities with alkali amphiboles such as arfvedsonite, glaucophane-riebeckite. There is little solubility between these minerals due to different crystal habit and inability of substitution between alkali elements and ferro-magnesian elements within the amphibole structure." ‎· Eivind
I think this contribution is valuable enough to be my Wednesday post as well :) ‎· Eivind
I googled amphibole and found this: Asbestos alert! Vermiculite insulation is worse than I thought http://m.startribune.com/new-information-about-asbestos-and-v... ‎· Halil
I think Cummingtonite is safe for the vast majority of people, though. ‎· Eivind