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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.]
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Gomez-Pugnaire, "FTIR and Raman spectroscopy characterization of fluorine-bearing titanian clinohumite in antigorite serpentinite and chlorite harzburgite," Earth, Planets and Space, vol.
The JTGM is mainly composed of foliated peridotite (harzburgite and dunite) and covers an area of about 150 km2.
Metasomatic reactions between carbonated plume melts and mantle harzburgite: the evidence from Friday and Domingo seamounts (Juan Fernandez chain, SE Pacific).
The peridotite unit rocks are the most altered part of Noorabad ophiolite including dunite, harzburgite and lherzolite.
Sarimbey volcanic assemblage (spilitic basalt, andesite unit), Artova ophiolite complex (serpentine, harzburgite, dunite, gabbro, diabase, chert), and Cretaceous limestone blocks are also observed in the area.
In this respect the Olive Highlands are geologically and geochemically distinct from most of the Hajar Mountains to the north (e.g., Wadi Wurayah National Park and surrounding areas) and to the south (e.g., the Hatta area southward to Wadi Jizzi and beyond), which are composed primarily of a rock called harzburgite. Harzburgite is extremely low in silica and is therefore classified as "ultrabasic".
Ishiwatari [10] reported that harzburgite is observed predominantly in the Oshima peninsula area and originated from the upper mantle after the extraction of roughly 35% volume of basaltic magma.
Ringwood, "Phase transformations in a harzburgite composition to 26 GPa: implications for dynamical behaviour of the subducting slab," Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol.
The host rock consists mainly of serpentinized peridotite (harzburgite).
Friend, C.R.L., Bennett, V.C, and Nutman, A.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.
Petrology of titanian clinohumite and olivine at the high-pressure breakdown of antigorite serpentinite to chlorite harzburgite (Almirez Massif, Spain).