Amosite – brown asbestos
Brown asbestos is course and brittle (the colour is more grey/yellow – see picture below), and is the second most prevalent type of asbestos found in building materials.
Amosite is actually an acronym for Asbestos Mines of South Africa, and was discovered in Transval, South Africa.
What does amosite look like?
The long arches of amosite fibres break into smaller groups that result in sharp needle like fibres. The ends of the fibres are flat and do not have frayed or split ends, a characteristic that helps distinguish it from white asbestos.
Other types of asbestos
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