a metamorphic rock composed of serpentine minerals formed by the hydration of ultramafic rocks

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  • Serpentinite — is a rock composed of one or more serpentine minerals. Minerals in this group are formed by serpentinization, a hydration and metamorphic transformation of ultramafic rock from the Earth s mantle. The alteration is particularly important at the… …   Wikipedia

  • Serpentinite — polie La serpentinite est une Roche métamorphique. Elle tire son nom de son aspect semblable à celui d écailles et provoque une sensation particulière au toucher, qui ont pu faire évoquer la peau du serpent. Elle ne doit cependant pas être… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • serpentinite — serpentinitas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Metasomatinė uoliena, susidedanti daugiausia iš serpentino grupės mineralų. atitikmenys: angl. serpentinite rus. серпентинит …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • serpentinite — [ sə:p(ə)ntɪˌnʌɪt] noun Geology a metamorphic rock consisting largely of serpentine …   English new terms dictionary

  • serpentinite — ser·pen·tin·ite …   English syllables

  • serpentinite — /səˈpɛntənaɪt/ (say suh pentuhnuyt) noun a rock composed almost entirely of serpentine minerals …   Australian English dictionary

  • serpentinite — ˈsərpən.ˌtēˌnīt, tīˌn noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary serpentine (IV) + ite : a rock consisting chiefly of serpentine …   Useful english dictionary

  • Abiogenic petroleum origin — is a largely abandoned hypothesis that was proposed as an alternative to theory of biological petroleum origin. It was relatively popular in the past, but it went largely forgotten at the end of the 20th century after it failed to predict the… …   Wikipedia

  • Serpentinit — Barocker Brunnen im Stockalper Palast von Brig, Serpentinit der Südalpenzone …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Serpentinschiefer — Barocker Brunnen im Stockalper Palast von Brig, Serpentinit der Südalpenzone …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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