Origin of peridotite
Examples from the Web for peridotite
Historical Examples of peridotite
Chromite is a common minor constituent of basic igneous rocks of the peridotite and pyroxenite type.
In this locality the original rock is a peridotite, relatively low in nickel, which has been altered to serpentine.
In Georgia the asbestos, which is anthophyllite, occurs in lenticular masses in peridotite associated with gneiss.
Small diamonds have been found in peridotite masses in Pike County, Arkansas, but these are of very little commercial value.
Most of these occur along with troctolites, norites, serpentine and peridotite.