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Serpentine

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Named from Latin "serpens", a serpent, alluding to the appearance of snake skin.
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A synonym of Serpentine Subgroup
A group of phyllosilicate minerals.
(When the word "serpentine" is used alone it typically refers to either antigorite or amesite, but may also refer to either lizardite or any of the chrysotile species.)

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Luce, R.W. (1971), Identification of serpentine varieties by infrared absorption: USGS PP 750-B: 199-201.

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