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

DEFINITION
  • Ultramafic phaneritic igneous rock composed almost entirely of one or more pyroxenes and occasionally biotite, hornblende and olivine. Includes rocks defined modally in the ultramafic rock classification as olivine pyroxenite, olivine-hornblende pyroxenite, pyroxenite, orthopyroxenite, clinopyroxenite and websterite.

DESCRIPTION
  • Ultramafic phaneritic igneous rock composed almost entirely of one or more pyroxenes and occasionally biotite, hornblende and olivine. Includes rocks defined modally in the ultramafic rock classification as olivine pyroxenite, olivine-hornblende pyroxenite, pyroxenite, orthopyroxenite, clinopyroxenite and websterite.

IDENTIFIER
  • pyroxenite

TITLE
  • pyroxenite

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