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|Name:||Named from Greek, ophites, of a serpent.|
|Synonym of:||Serpentine Group|
A group of phyllosilicate minerals.
(When the word "serpentine" is used alone it typically refers to either antigorite or amesite, but may also refer to either lizardite or any of the chrysotile species.)
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References for Serpentine
Luce, R.W. (1971), Identification of serpentine varieties by infrared absorption: USGS PP 750-B: 199-201.
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