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Pyroxenite (s.s.)

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Pyroxenite sensu stricto, with >90% pyroxene


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Classification of Pyroxenite (s.s.)Hide

Modal classification of ultramafic rocks (after Streckeisen, 1973)

Modal classification of ultramafic rocks (after Streckeisen, 1973)

Sub-divisions of Pyroxenite (s.s.)Hide

Mineralogy of Pyroxenite (s.s.)Hide

Essential minerals - these are minerals that are required within the classification of this rock:
PyroxeneA petrological term for Pyroxene Group.
Non-essential minerals - these minerals are common, sometimes major components, but are not always present:
OlivineEquivalent to Fayalite-Forsterite Series; usually a more or less Fe-bearing forsterite.

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

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