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- adj. Partially or completely converted into the secondary mineral serpentine
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In this case, the start-up company reportedly reached no more than 4,400 feet of its planned depth of 12,000 feet (3,700 meters) before a tricky layer of fibrous rock called serpentinized peridotite caused the holes to collapse.
The park is geologically diverse with areas of Ordovician sedimentary rocks, Precambrian granite and gneiss, Palaeozoic serpentinized ultra-basic rocks, gabbros, volcanic and lower Palaeozoic sedimentary rocks.
Chrysotile fibers are found as veins in serpentines, in serpentinized ultramafic rocks, and in serpentinized dolomitic marbles.
In addition, field programs have commenced on the island of Newfoundland to continue the assessment of nickel-iron alloy mineral potential in serpentinized ultramafic rocks.
The alloy was observed in four samples taken from bedrock over a 330 meter north trending zone in a serpentinized ultramafic unit.
The carbonate unit has been tectonically thrust over a serpentinized basement sequence at the boundary between the North American Tectonic Plate and the Caribbean Plate.