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A rock composed of one or more serpentine group minerals, e.g., antigorite, chrysotile and lizardite, formed by serpentinization (hydration and metamorphic transformation) of rock consisting almost wholly of ferromagnesian silicate minerals, such as olivine and pyroxene (usually ultramafic igneous rocks). Accessory chlorite, talc, and magnetite may be present.
Classification of SerpentiniteHide
Sub-divisions of SerpentiniteHide
Mineralogy of SerpentiniteHide
Essential minerals - these are minerals that are required within the classification of this rock:
|Serpentine||A group of phyllosilicate minerals.|
Pronounciation of SerpentiniteHide
|Jolyon & Katya Ralph||United Kingdom|