Blog Posts Tagged "olivine"

Geek Blog 1, from the summit of Yinazao: What IS the deal with Mariana Serpentinites?

OK - several blogs ago I promised to explain why this was THE Expedition I always wanted to be on, with the teaser that it had a lot to do with Serpentinite. 

Serpentinite, formally defined, is a rock made mostly of Serpentine, Serpentine is a common mineral formed during the metamorphism of olivine-rich rocks.