Rock - Serpentinite - Kynance Cove - 2 (S17)

A exposure of green Serpentinite at Kynance Cove.
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Two types of Serpentinite , Tremolite and Bastite are present at Kynance Cove.
The Tremolite Serpentinite is fine grained and banded.
The Bastite Serpentinite is coarse-grained with a distinct metallic lustre , the large shiny crystals of Bastite give a flecked appearance.
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Serpentinite is largely made of Serpentine Clay Minerals - generally occuring in three polymorphs: Chrysotile, Antigorite and Lizardite - typically Mg3Si2O5(OH)4.
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Serpentinites are frequently criss-crossed by veins filled with fibrous serpentine (Chrysotile / Talc )
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Location - Kynance Cove is on the west side of the Lizard Penninsula - Section / Gallery 17
Ref:
1497
Date:
2015-05-23 00:00:00.0
Location:
SW 6846.1335
Photographer:

Rock - Serpentinite - Kynance Cove - 2 (S17)

A exposure of green Serpentinite at Kynance Cove.
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Two types of Serpentinite , Tremolite and Bastite are present at Kynance Cove.
The Tremolite Serpentinite is fine grained and banded.
The Bastite Serpentinite is coarse-grained with a distinct metallic lustre , the large shiny crystals of Bastite give a flecked appearance.
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Serpentinite is largely made of Serpentine Clay Minerals - generally occuring in three polymorphs: Chrysotile, Antigorite and Lizardite - typically Mg3Si2O5(OH)4.
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Serpentinites are frequently criss-crossed by veins filled with fibrous serpentine (Chrysotile / Talc )
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Location - Kynance Cove is on the west side of the Lizard Penninsula - Section / Gallery 17
Ref:
1497
Date:
2015-05-23 00:00:00.0
Location:
SW 6846.1335
Photographer: