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January 12, 2011

A Birthday Rock: Peridotite

Today is my birthday, so I am going to post some pictures of my favorite rock, which is peridotite. One of my committee members often refers to peridotite as “prettytite.” I agree that peridotite– which is comprised primarily of the minerals pyroxene and olivine– is very, very pretty. Image taken from here. Image taken from here. Image taken from here. Image taken from here. Image taken from here. Peridotite sometimes …

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