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Lherzolite

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About LherzoliteHide

A peridotite containing >40% olivine, <5% hornblende, >5% orthopyroxene and >5% clinopyroxene.


Classification of LherzoliteHide

Sub-divisions of LherzoliteHide

Mineralogy of LherzoliteHide

Essential minerals - these are minerals that are required within the classification of this rock:
Non-essential minerals - these minerals are common, sometimes major components, but are not always present:
Amphibole > HornblendeAn informal name for dark green to black amphiboles, mostly ferro-hornblende or ...
ChromiteFe2+Cr3+2O4

Synonyms of LherzoliteHide

Other Language Names for LherzoliteHide

German:Lherzolith

References for LherzoliteHide

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

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