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PostPosted: Dec 03, 2019 14:19    Post subject: Asbestos name change  

Anyone willing to guess what the new name will be for the town of Asbestos, and how many labels we will all have to change?

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PostPosted: Dec 03, 2019 14:21    Post subject: Re: Asbestos name change  

Hi, James

Just even more curious than the cat... I would like a lot to know the name change... :-)

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PostPosted: Dec 03, 2019 14:31    Post subject: Re: Asbestos name change  

I'm guessing they change it to Chrysotile. ;-)

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Anyone willing to guess what the new name will be for the town of Asbestos, and how many labels we will all have to change?

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PostPosted: Dec 03, 2019 14:32    Post subject: Re: Asbestos name change  

Is the mineral named after the town? Even if it is, I think the name will remain..... It is not a specific species name anyway...

Asbestos is a name used for fine fibrous (asbestiform) forms of (usually) amphibole or serpentine (chrysotile). The fibrous amphibole may be (for example) anthophyllite, grunerite, tremolite, actinolite or crocidolite.

R.I.P. Town of Asbestos.....
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PostPosted: Dec 03, 2019 14:34    Post subject: Re: Asbestos name change  

Joseph DOliveira wrote:
I'm guessing they change it to Chrysotile. ;-)

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Anyone willing to guess what the new name will be for the town of Asbestos, and how many labels we will all have to change?

James

Thanks to both. Please confirm that the new locality name should be:

Chrysotile, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec, Canada

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Jeffrey Mine, Chrysotile, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec, Canada ?
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PostPosted: Dec 03, 2019 15:10    Post subject: Re: Asbestos name change  

And for those of us who believe in being historically correct based on the known time frame the minerals where mined, what is wrong with using the old name. That too should be correct.
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PostPosted: Dec 03, 2019 17:02    Post subject: Re: Asbestos name change  

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And for those of us who believe in being historically correct based on the known time frame the minerals where mined, what is wrong with using the old name. That too should be correct.

Sure. So, better:

Chrysotile (Asbestos), Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec, Canada

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Jeffrey Mine, Chrysotile (Asbestos), Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec, Canada
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PostPosted: Dec 03, 2019 17:34    Post subject: Re: Asbestos name change  

Perhaps more likely, since the RCM used to be Asbestos RCM, and is now Les Sources RCM, would be to name the town Les Sources.

Probably too early to start re-labeling specimens and revising catalogs!

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PostPosted: Dec 04, 2019 04:56    Post subject: Re: Asbestos Town name change  

They say that the town will decide next year, so let's wait and see what they call it.

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Perhaps more likely, since the RCM used to be Asbestos RCM, and is now Les Sources RCM, would be to name the town Les Sources.

Probably too early to start re-labeling specimens and revising catalogs!
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PostPosted: Dec 04, 2019 20:28    Post subject: Re: Asbestos name change  

I'm guessing the name change is driven by a need to promote the town for business and tourism. During one collecting trip to Jeffrey Mine, we scoured every store in town, hoping to find a coveted T-shirt that would say "Asbestos, Quebec". It was nowhere to be found, so I think the perceived health hazards of asbestos were detrimental to the local souvenir business.
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PostPosted: Dec 07, 2019 13:10    Post subject: Re: Asbestos name change  

How about T-shirts [or 'hair-shirts'] made out of asbestos? Would likely pass muster with the current EPA gang.....oh, forgot....wrong country....
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