bastite

bastite

[′ba‚stīt]
(mineralogy)
A hydrated magnesium silicate, a variety of serpentine occurring from the alteration of orthorhombic pyroxenes such as enstatite.
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Serpentinisation of tectonized Harzburgites rocks in Ophiolits of Ashin has occurred in two different phases; in the first phase this phenomenon has taken place in a static and calm condition without any mechanical deformation of the hosting Harzburgite rocks; meanwhile the ferromagnesian minerals such as olivine and pyroxene have transformed into pseudomorphous Lhizardite and Bastite minerals [17].