Serpentine Minerals: Intergrowths and New Combination Structures

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Science  21 Dec 1979:
Vol. 206, Issue 4425, pp. 1398-1400
DOI: 10.1126/science.206.4425.1398


The serpentine minerals chrysotile, lizardite, and antigorite have been found intimately intergrown with each other and with talc, chlorite, and amphibole in incompletely reacted chain silicates. High-resolution transmission electron microscopy has revealed new variations in serpentine planar and roll structures, as well as regions of mixed-layer silicate consisting of serpentine and talc layers.