7.7" Rare Amphibole Variety ANTHOPHYLLITE BlueGray Fibers Massachusetts for sale

Product Code: EB1018ANTH4
Availability: In Stock
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Location Pelham Asbestos Quarry, Pelham, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA
Size 7.7" x 3.3" x 1.8"
Suggested Stand Large 3.4" Peg Stand

Here is an excellent specimen of anthophyllite, a rare asbestos variety, featuring long blue-gray fibers that are locked solidly together. The crystals are mostly straight in spite of the heavy metamorphic stresses during the time they grew. This piece comes from a mine in Pelham, Massachusetts that was worked in the mid-1800s for anthophyllite, which was mixed with cement to form heat- and fire-proof pipe coatings.