Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Conversion into serpentine, an extremely common result in the course of the metamorphic changes which rockforming minerals have undergone. It is especially the rocks made up wholly or in part of olivin which have become converted into serpentine. See
- n. geology, mineralogy conversion of mineral or rock into serpentine.
“The first involves a process called serpentinization, where water and carbon dioxide interact with particular minerals in a way that makes methane as a by-product.”
“The mineral most subject to this serpentinization process is called olivine—also known in its gemstone form as peridot—and it is common on Mars.”
“Meyer notes that methane also can come from a purely non-biological process called serpentinization.”
“The chief natural phenomena that have driven fragmentation are glacial advances, volcanic activity, geologic faulting, tectonic movement, mass land slumping, serpentinization, major sea level rise and climate oscillation.”
“Beneath ocean basins and adjacent to spreading centers, oceanic Serpentosphere is continuously generated by the interactions of deep circulating marine composition water – partly in super-critical state –with harzburgitic peridotite in a process referred to as serpentinization.”
“Check out my website at www.martinhovland.com, and also the paper in EOS, of 2005 where we describe how supercritical water actually originating from serpentinization not only brings salt to the surface, but also molten asphalt.”
“The volume expansion provides an excellent mechanism to expel and propel fluid products – including hydrocarbons – from the area of serpentinization to seep sites at the crust hydrosphere/atmosphere interface.”
“A downward diffusing, super-critical serpentinization front is present beneath every ocean basin and is more active where it originally formed near oceanic ridge thermal anomalies.”
“Though nothing conclusive can yet be determined, it is possible that the detected methane was either produced by geologic processes such as the oxidation of iron (serpentinization) or by microscopic Martian life below the planets surface.”
“Though nothing conclusive can yet be determined, it is possible that the detected methane was either produced by geologic processes such as the oxidation of iron (serpentinization) or by microscopic”
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