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A peridotite containing <5% hornblende, <5% orthopyroxene and >5% clinopyroxene.
Classification of WehrliteHide
Modal classification of ultramafic rocks (after Streckeisen, 1973)
Mineralogy of WehrliteHide
Essential minerals - these are minerals that are required within the classification of this rock:
|Olivine||Equivalent to Fayalite-Forsterite Series; usually a more or less Fe-bearing forsterite.|
|Pyroxene > Clinopyroxene||A petrological term for Clinopyroxene Subgroup.|
Non-essential minerals - these minerals are common, sometimes major components, but are not always present: