riebeckite

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rie·beck·ite

 (rē′bə-kīt)
n.
A dark blue or greenish amphibole mineral, Na2Fe5Si8O22(OH)2, whose fibrous form is known as crocidolite asbestos.

[After Emil Riebeck (1853-1885), German explorer and mineralogist who in 1881 on an expedition to Socotra collected samples in which the mineral was later identified.]

riebeckite

(ˈriːbəˌkaɪt)
n
a mineral which is rich in sodium and is often translucent
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