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serpentinize

(ˈsɜːpəntɪˌnaɪz) or

serpentinise

vb
(intr) literary to wind or twist in a serpentine way
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18-Feb-97 (C Salo) - Disseminated, blebby, veinlet controlled, and massive magnetite, pyrrhotite, and chalcopyrite mineralization occurs within the variably sheared and serpentinized peridotitic base of the discordant ultramafic body which hosts the serpentine industrial filler mineralization of the Hedman Mine (described in the report for the Hedman Mine).
The zone consists of quartz-carbonate veining and silicification developed along a faulted contact between serpentinized ultramafic intrusive rocks and dacite, striking northwest and dipping approximately 55[degrees] northeast," the company reported.
It consists of metagabroic rocks, garnet amphibolites, amphibole schists, quartz-sericite schists and quartzites of medium- to low-pressure, as well as lawsonite and glaucophane schists and eclogites of high pressure and serpentinized ultramafic rocks (Maya and Gonzalez, 1995).
Physical and Mechanical Properties of Serpentinized Ultrabasic Rocks in NW Turkey.
In addition, greenish-brownish forsterite occurs together with accessory dolomite, but is mostly serpentinized (Kfibek 1988).
In shear zones, after penetration of carbon oxide rich hydrothermal solutions, the Serpentinized Magnesium silicates create Magnesium carbonate.
The ophiolite has a partially to completely serpentinized thick mantle section consisting of foliated peridotite and a dunite rich transition zone.
It should be noted that a serpentinized peridotites body is located between the hornblende schists and the amphibolites; however, these three rock-bodies are separated by faults.
Mining activity produces dust that may contain asbestos fibers when peridotites are serpentinized.