Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. kroky`s nap on cloth + -lite,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From Gr. krokis, -idos, cloth, and lithos, stone.
Crocidolite or blue asbestos is similar to chrysotile but somewhat inferior in fire-resisting qualities.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
This is referable to the variety of amphibole called crocidolite (q.v.).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various