serpentinic

serpentinic

(ˌsɜːpənˈtɪnɪk)
adj
of, relating to, or containing the mineral serpentine
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Zafiratos, Beneficiation of a Greek serpentinic nickeliferous ore - Part II: Sulphuric Acid Heap Leaching, Hydrometallurgy, 74, 267 (2004).
1969--Toxicity and movement of heavy metals in serpentinic soils (northeastern Portugal) --Agron.
At Playa Naranjo, along 1 km of coastal cliffs, occurs a complex association of tectonic and sedimentary breccias: (i) a tectonic breccia made of blocks of dolerites and serpentinites in a crushed serpentinic matrix; (ii) a decametric block of serpentinite with anastomozed dykes of pegmatitic pyroxenites; (iii) a sedimentary breccia which consists of serpentinitic blocks within pelagic limestones; (iv) a block of well stratified sandstones and conglomerates and (v) a breccia made of igneous pebbles in a sandy matrix that are similar to the rocks of the Bahia Nancite layered complex (cumulates, gabbros, plagiogranites and olivine basalts).
The 40 soil samples investigated can be all considered as ultramafic or serpentinic soils, since they are all derived from an ultramafic metalliferous parent rock and therefore present a high metal content.