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serpentinite


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Altered rock formed from an ultrabasic precursor by low temperature and water interaction. Such rocks are compact, variously coloured, and may have considerable ornamental value. They consist mainly of hydroxyl-bearing magnesium silicates formed from original olivine and pyroxenes.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.


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