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Flashcards in Geology Deck (4):
1

What is Peridotite

Course grained igneous rock consisting of olivine and pyroxene.

2

Where is peridotite derived from?

Mantle

3

What is the dominant rock of the upper part of Earth's mantle?

Peridotite

4

Where does the word peridotite come from?

Peridot which consists of pale green olivine.