Serpentinite Serpentine Specimen Slice Russia Siberia


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This is the polished on the one side translucent serpentinite specimen. Dimensions: 2.9 x 2.2 x 0.2″ (7.4 x 5.5 x 0.5cm). Weight – 2.1oz (59 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.

Additional information

Weight 59 g