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serpentinize

(ˈsɜːpəntɪˌnaɪz) or

serpentinise

vb
(intr) literary to wind or twist in a serpentine way
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The pseudomorphic textures of "mesh" type are characterized by the presence of relict olivine replaced by minerals of the serpentine group (generally chrysotile) along microfractures and grain boundaries, although without development of hourglass type textures as well as textural features before serpentinization.
Petrographic and mineralogical assessment carried out by microscopic study and X-ray diffraction analysis revealed that, these rocks show mild to light alteration in the form of serpentinization.
Even if the moon does not have any volcanic hydrothermal activity, hydrogen could still potentially be produced in Europa's ocean as seawater reacts with rock through a process called serpentinization, wherein water seeps into cracks and reacts with the cold, easily fractured rock to form new minerals, releasing hydrogen in the process.
This model will include quantification of the forces required to squeeze fluids out of grain-grain contacts for geologically relevant materials (Objective 1), a new experimentally based model describing how the progress of volatilization reactions depends on tectonic stress (Objective 2), and testing of this model by analyzing the kinetics of a natural serpentinization process through the Oman Ophiolite Drilling Project (Objective 3).
The serpentinization process is carried out through the following reactions:
Daniel said they believe the serpentinization process may be underway on many planetary bodies- notably Mars.
The serpentinization of ultramafic rock is a common process in which the original rock changes its mineralogical composition owing to hydration of the original phases (O'HANLEY, 1996).
Phosphorus, another indispensable element to life, is abundant in environments where serpentinization takes place(3).
They show that magnetite, formed during serpentinization, together with paramagnetic phases as olivine, pyroxene and amphiboles, produces a magnetic lineation parallel to stretching lineation and may be used to evaluate structural directions where other markers are absent.
are hosted by rodingite dikes that were formed by the hydrothermal alteration of some of the granitic dikes during serpentinization.