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Clinopyroxenite

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A pyroxenite with >90% orthopyroxene.


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Classification of ClinopyroxeniteHide

Modal classification of ultramafic rocks (after Streckeisen, 1973)

Sub-divisions of ClinopyroxeniteHide

Mineralogy of ClinopyroxeniteHide

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:
OlivineEquivalent to Fayalite-Forsterite Series; usually a more or less Fe-bearing forsterite.

References for ClinopyroxeniteHide

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

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