Serpentinite Serpentine Slice Specimen Russian Stone Gemstone Mineral


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This is the polished on the one side translucent green serpentinite slice. Dimensions: 2.3 x 1.6 x 0.2″ (5.8 x 4.1 x 0.4cm). Weight – 0.8oz (22 grams). Origin: Russia, Siberia.

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 (More information about serpentinite).

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Weight 22 g