Flashcards in Eclogite and Periditite Deck (5):
What is eclogite and periditite?
Both are mantle rocks where the diamonds form. Carbon was already in the mantle rock.
What type of mantle rock?
Eclogite is a metamorphic rock while Peridotite is an igneous rock.
Which one is higher?
Peridotite is above eclogite.
Coarse grained dense igneous rock, consisting of mostly olivine and pyroxene minerals and is derived from the Earth's mantle and is the dominate rock of the Earth's mantle brought up from depths of 30-200 km deep.