Serpentine Minerals from the Southern Portion of the Ultramafic Belt of New Caledonia

K. A. Rodgers
Department of Geology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Summary: Peridotitic rocks in the Massif du Sud, southern New Caledonia, have suffered about 30 % serpentinization. Optical studies combined with X-ray and chemical analyses indicate that chrysotile and lizardite are the dominant serpentine species present. Serpentinization probably occurred during emplacement of the Massifs in their present overthrust position.

Mineralogical Magazine; September 1974 v. 39; no. 307; p. 798-801; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1974.039.307.07
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