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PREFERRED TERM
peridotite
TYPE
  • http://purl.org/net/provenance/ns#DataItem

DEFINITION
  • Ultramafic rock consisting of more than 40 percent (by volume) olivine with pyroxene and/or amphibole and little or no feldspar. Commonly altered to serpentinite. Includes rocks defined modally in the ultramafic rock classification as dunite, harzburgite, lherzolite, wehrlite, olivinite, pyroxene peridotite, pyroxene hornblende peridotite or hornblende peridotite.

DESCRIPTION
  • Ultramafic rock consisting of more than 40 percent (by volume) olivine with pyroxene and/or amphibole and little or no feldspar. Commonly altered to serpentinite. Includes rocks defined modally in the ultramafic rock classification as dunite, harzburgite, lherzolite, wehrlite, olivinite, pyroxene peridotite, pyroxene hornblende peridotite or hornblende peridotite.

IDENTIFIER
  • peridotite

TITLE
  • peridotite

URI
http://inspire.ec.europa.eu/codelist/LithologyValue/peridotite
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