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[From its fibrous crystals.]
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(Building) trademark NZ a type of building board containing asbestos and cement
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Fibrolite axes were identified in the funerary contexts of Tajillo del Moro and Cerro del Comandante, as well as in El Toro cave--although in this instance of more likely Neolithic chronology(Garcia Gonzalez, 2014: 413).
From the whole story of polymetamorphism it seems that kyanite belongs to the early events with deformation and andalusite and sillimanite (fibrolite) to the late (contact) metamorphism.
Cat's-eye chrysoberyl and sillimanite (fibrolite) are particularly prized for their sharp 'eyes', especially when such cabochons also show high transparency.
The house we lived in was, not untypically, constructed of a mix of cement, fibrolite, and corrugated iron.
His partner was sick in bed in a small room off the main room of the fibrolite bach and Frank kept popping in there to attend to him.