Serpentinite Serpentine Ashtray Russia Ural


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This is the serpentinite ashtray (serpentinite gabbro). Dimensions: 4.0 x 3.9 x 0.9″ (10.1 x 10 x 2.2cm). Weight – 18.7oz (529 grams). Origin: Russia, Ural.

Some information about serpentinite:

Serpentinite is a rock composed of one or more serpentine group minerals, the name originating from the similarity of the texture of the rock to that of the skin of a snake. Minerals in this group are formed by serpentinization, a hydration and metamorphic transformation of ultramafic rock from the Earth’s mantle. The mineral alteration is particularly important at the sea floor at tectonic plate boundaries.

Serpentinization is a geological low-temperature metamorphic process involving heat and water in which low-silica mafic and ultramafic rocks are oxidized and hydrolyzed with water into serpentinite.

In Russia serpentinite deposits are found in the Ural Mountains.

Additional information

Weight 529 g