Asbestos

Its production and use, with some account of the asbestos mines of Canada

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Author: Robert H. Jones
Published: 1888
Language: English
Wordcount: 23,439 / 76 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.5
LoC Category: QE
Downloads: 707
Added to site: 2011.07.12
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Genre: Science
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casionally with a mixture of black mica, forming a granitoid rock. They occur generally not far from the axes of certain anticlinals which exist in the group of rocks called by Sir William Logan the "altered Quebec group."

For centuries asbestos was regarded merely as a mineral curiosity. Indeed, it is only within the last few years that it has developed into a valuable article of commerce, the first modern experiments in the use of it practically extending no farther back than 1850.

Its uses in the arts and manufactures are of a very important character, and now that it is clearly demonstrated that a fairly abundant supply can be obtained at a moderate cost, there seems no reasonable limit to be put to the demand, new uses for it being continually found. These will, of course, rapidly increase as its value becomes more clearly and widely known.

It is found in most parts of the world, but in only a few places of a sufficiently valuable kind or in quantities large enough to give it any com

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