DIRK WIERSMA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DIRK WIERSMA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Veins of asbestos transecting each other in serpentinite rock. Asbestos, also known as chrysotile, is a mineral formed by magnesium silicate. Serpentinite is a metamorphic rock formed when igneous rocks are oxidized and hydrolyzed by water. Asbestos has a fibrous makeup, and the fibers or dust of it can cause lung cancer when inhaled.
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