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Asbestiform is a . It describes a mineral that grows in a fibrous aggregate of high , flexible, long, and thin crystals that readily separate.Committee on Asbestos: Selected Health Effects, 2006, Asbestos: Selected Cancers, National Academies Press, The most common asbestiform mineral is chrysotile, commonly called "white ", a magnesium phyllosilicate part of the . Other asbestiform minerals include , an whose fibrous form is known as crocidolite or "blue asbestos", and brown asbestos, a cummingtonite-grunerite solid solution series.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency explains that, "In general, exposure may occur only when the asbestos-containing material is disturbed or damaged in some way to release particles and fibers into the air."

"Mountain leather" is an old-fashioned term for flexible, sheet-like natural formations of asbestiform minerals which resemble . Asbestos-containing minerals known to form mountain leather include: , , , , , and .

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