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  • noun Plural form of serpentinite.


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  • The soils on which these forests develop may be limestones (alkaline), acid (in the submontane forests, particularly in the Sierra del Rosario and Sierra Maestra, corresponding to vegetation in transition to the mountain rainforests), poorly-drained soils in the lowland plains, karstic clinícola and culminícola soils (in formations called mogotes), and serpentinites (in the cuabales).

    Cuban dry forests

  • In the central region, note should be made of the serpentinites of Holguín.

    Cuban dry forests

  • Finally, there is also subarboreal to latifoliate bushy vegetation typical of serpentinites and transitional between the dry forests and the xeric shrublands.

    Cuban dry forests

  • This is subdivided into wet schlerophyllous low forest (charrascal) of the hilly serpentinites and mountains, and dry schlerophyllous low forest (cuabal) of the hilly serpentinites (e.g., in Guanabacoa-Holguín).

    Cuban dry forests

  • In the wetter zones (higher elevations), these dry forests are transitioning to wet forests, and in the drier zones (coastal) or on toxic soils (serpentinites), they are transitioning to xeric shrubland.

    Cuban dry forests

  • Contrasting origins of serpentinites in a subduction complex, northern Dominican Republic

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  • In the gold intersection table below, it is noted that except for two holes (MN09-19 and MN09-26), all holes intersected a series of quartz veins and gold bearing serpentinites with significant gold values being noted in hole MN09-24, which returned a weighted average of

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  • Saumur et al. examined serpentinites in northern Dominican Republic and found two different origins: hydrated oceanic peridotites and subarc mantle peridotites.

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  • These buoyant serpentinites ascended from the base of the mantle wedge, above the subducted slab, to shallow crustal levels; the hydrated serpentinites in turn assisted creep along major faults, allowing movement without seismic activity.

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  • The two companies agreed to cooperate in prospecting for solid serpentinites at Nicaro Mines.

    RIA Novosti


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