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Olivine-orthopyroxenite

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An olivine pyroxenite dominated by orthopyroxene


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Classification of Olivine-orthopyroxeniteHide

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Modal classification of ultramafic rocks (after Streckeisen, 1973)

Mineralogy of Olivine-orthopyroxeniteHide

Essential minerals - these are minerals that are required within the classification of this rock:
OlivineEquivalent to Fayalite-Forsterite Series; usually a more or less Fe-bearing forsterite.
Pyroxene > OrthopyroxeneA petrological term for Orthopyroxene Subgroup.

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

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