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Lherzolite ultra basic rock. Light micrograph of a cross section through Lherzolite. Lherzolite is a coarse grained igneous rock consisting of over 60% olivine and significant orthopyroxene and clinopyroxene. It is a plutonic rock that forms only very deep in the Earth's crust and is a major constituent of the Earth's mantle.
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