Serpentinite (+ peridotite) (metamorphic rock)Your model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
Size: 10 cm x 8 cm x 3 cm
Type: Metamorphic rock
Description: Named from Latin “serpens”, a serpent, alluding to the appearance of snake skin. Serpentinite is a fibrous ± vein-type, nonfoliated, green-black metamorphic rock composed predominantly of serpentine minerals (see serpentine subgroup). Serpentinite is a metamorphosed ultramafic rock. Serpentinite forms at the expense of olivine- and pyroxene-bearing rocks. In the current sample can be seen also the parent rock (peridotite - which is a ultramafic igneous rock/meta-igneous rocks).
Essential minerals: serpentine subgroup (e.g. antigorite, lizardite), magnetite.
Non-essential minerals: chlorite, talc, brucite, magnesite, tremolite, calcite, relics of various types, etc.
Concept & 3D-modelling by dr. Andrei Ionut APOPEI