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Pyroxenite (s.s.)

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Pyroxenite sensu stricto, with >90% pyroxene


Classification of Pyroxenite (s.s.)

Modal classification of ultramafic rocks (after Streckeisen, 1973)

Modal classification of ultramafic rocks (after Streckeisen, 1973)

Sub-divisions of Pyroxenite (s.s.)

Mineralogy of Pyroxenite (s.s.)

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:
Olivine(Mg,Fe2+)2SiO4

References for Pyroxenite (s.s.)

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

Internet Links for Pyroxenite (s.s.)

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