1822W.J. BurchellTrav.I. 333A production of these mountains, which, observing to have the singular property of becoming, on being rubbed between the fingers, a soft cotton-like substance, resembling that which they made from their old handkerchiefs for the purpose of tinder, they have named Doeksteen. (Handkerchief-stone, or Cloth-stone)...The Doeksteen is a kind of Asbestos, of a blue color...I made a drawing of the remarkable laminated rocks, between the thin horizontal layers of which it is found.
1912E. London Dispatch 17 May 6 (Pettman)The blue asbestos mountains (Doeksteen of the Hottentots) just opposite Prieska.
1913C. PettmanAfricanderisms 147Doeksteen,..The by no means inappropriate Dutch name for the Blue crocidolite.
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