Peridotite/Dunite

Title

Peridotite/Dunite

Identifier

HA-25

Description

Hand Sample: Natural surface of sample is dark in color with smooth texture. Cut face reveals blocks of peridotite and dunite held together with a thin layer of lava cement. Sample has high specific gravity.
Thin Section: Large euhedral to subhedral olivine grains compose the majority of the sample, with thin bands of glass material between them.

Date

Sample collected in January, 1969.

Contributor

Western Minerals

Is Part Of

Volcanic Phenomena Suite - The Hawaiian Islands of Hawaii and Oahu

Spatial Coverage

Hualalai - 9 miles north of Hohokahau - Island of Hawaii
Sample collected just north of Relay Tower and approx. one mile southeast of the highway.

Temporal Coverage

1801

Number of Thin Sections

1

Geolocation