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Olivine-pyroxene-hornblendite

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A hornblendite containing 5-50% olivine+ pyroxene


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Classification of Olivine-pyroxene-hornblenditeHide

Modal classification of ultramafic rocks (after Streckeisen, 1973)

Sub-divisions of Olivine-pyroxene-hornblenditeHide

Mineralogy of Olivine-pyroxene-hornblenditeHide

Essential minerals - these are minerals that are required within the classification of this rock:
Amphibole > HornblendeAn informal name for dark green to black amphiboles, mostly ferro-hornblende or ...
OlivineEquivalent to Fayalite-Forsterite Series; usually a more or less Fe-bearing forsterite.
PyroxeneA petrological term for Pyroxene Group.

Synonyms of Olivine-pyroxene-hornblenditeHide

References for Olivine-pyroxene-hornblenditeHide

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Le Maitre (ed.) (2002) Igneous Rocks - A Classification and Glossary of Terms. Cambridge Press

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