Hardness: 4.5 - 5
Density: 2.9 - 3.1
Habit: Mass of acicular to fibrous grains
Colours: White, gray or pale green
| ||Crystal System: Triclinic|
Reaction with HCl: Weak
Identification in hand sample:
Resembles tremolite, but has different cleavage.
Common in metamorphed limestone and dolomite.
Industrial / ecomonic uses:
Replacement for chrysotile asbestos in fire-resistant building supplies. Also used in paints, film and plastics.