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A rock consisting of serpentine and carbonate; the serpentine is commonly fragmented or brecciated, and veined and impregnated by the carbonate material (calcite, dolomite or magnesite). It forms by the serpentinization of ultramafic rocks and their reaction with CO2-bearing solutions.
Classification of OphicarbonateHide
Sub-divisions of OphicarbonateHide
Mineralogy of OphicarbonateHide
Non-essential minerals - these minerals are common, sometimes major components, but are not always present: