Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to harzburgite: Lherzolite, dunite, eclogite


A type of peridotite consisting primarily of olivine and orthopyroxene.

[German Harzburgit, after Bad Harzburg, a town in the Harz Mountains of Germany.]
References in periodicals archive ?
The peridotite unit rocks are the most altered part of Noorabad ophiolite including dunite, harzburgite and lherzolite.
The dyke contains abundant large (up to at least 9 cm) phenocrysts and xenocrysts in addition to a wide variety of xenoliths that include granulite, dunite, lherzolite, werhlite, harzburgite, and pyroxene peridotite (Ross et al.
including Harzburgite and Lherzolite Mantle Peridotite containing G9 and G10
Weathering and alteration of a harzburgite protolith has produced a type A nickel-laterite deposit up to 17 metres thick.
R, 2002, Abyssal peridotites > 3,800 Ma from southern West Greenland: field relationships, petrography, geochronology, whole-rock and mineral chemistry of dunite and harzburgite inclusions in the Itsaq Gneiss Complex: Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, v.
The presence of G10 garnets and chromites that plot in the diamond inclusion and intergrowth field, supports the conclusion that this kimberlite sampled a potentially diamond bearing depleted harzburgite in the mantle on the way to the surface.
Eclogite is a diamond source rock rarer than harzburgite, but a lot richer in diamonds.
The Precambrian Ophiolits in north of Anarak are seen underneath the Precambrian-lower Cambrian metamorphics [7] and are of Harzburgite and partly lherzolite accompanied with whom scattered masses of gabbro, Diabase, and plagiogranite are observed.
On the southeast shore of Lake of the Hills, harzburgite and metapyroxenite (tremolite+chlorite+talc) occur amidst outcrops of Notre Dame Arc plutons (#5 in Fig.
2001), ultra-depleted harzburgite layer above more fertile lherzolite (Griffin et al.
harzburgite, olivine pyroxenite, and norite rock types.