KeywordsArizona Geological Survey Bulletins
United States of America
mass fibre asbestos
slip fibre asbestos
cross fibre asbestos
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PublisherUniversity of Arizona Bureau of Mines
DescriptionFor many years the United States has lead all other countries in the manufacture and use of asbestos, drawing most of the raw material from Canada. Now, however, we are producing some excellent asbestos in our own country. The most notable feature of the asbestos industry in 1914 was thedevelopment of a new field in Grand Canyon. Arizona, which is furnishing a grade of fibre that compares very favorably with the Canadian. For electric installation the Arizona asbestos is even better than the Canadian, as it contains a lower percentage of iron. 10 p.
Series/Report no.Bulletin No. 8
Mineral Technology Series No. 4
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