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The word serpentine applies both to minerals that are
hydrous magnesium silicates (antigorite and chrysotile)
and the metamorphic rock that consists of these minerals.
Serpentine is formed by the alteration of olivine and pyroxene.
serpentine from California: A B C D E F G
serpentine from Australia: A
serpentine in use
verde antique: 1 2 3 4
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