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Asbestos is a naturally occurring group of fibrous minerals. It is thought that hot, mineral-bearing water flowed through cracks in rocks, and over time solidified, forming asbestos.

There are two main groups of asbestos – Amphibole (brown and blue asbestos) and Serpentine (white asbestos).

Asbestos is mainly found in Russia, Africa and Canada.

Smaller deposits can be found all over the world.