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Ophicarbonate

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A rock consiting 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 solutions.


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Classification of OphicarbonateHide

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Mineralogy of OphicarbonateHide

Non-essential minerals - these minerals are common, sometimes major components, but are not always present:
CarbonateIn mineralogy carbonates are a wide group of minerals containing the CO3 anion, many of which are rare and ...
SerpentineA group of phyllosilicate minerals.

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Fettes (et al.), Metamorphic Rocks - A Classification and Glossary of Terms (2007) Cambridge University Press

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