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A rock composed of one or more serpentine group minerals, e.g., antigorite, chrysotile and lizardite, formed by serpentinization (hydration and metamorphic transformation) of rock consisting almost wholly of ferromagnesian silicate minerals, such as olivine and pyroxene (usually ultramafic igneous rocks). Accessory chlorite, talc, and magnetite may be present.

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Essential minerals - these are minerals that are required within the classification of this rock:
SerpentineA group of phyllosilicate minerals.

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