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This research examines ophiolite, an igneous rock formation . Descriptive information on ophiolite is included in this examination, and both the formation of ophiolite and the significance of ophiolite to the study of geology are addressed in this examination.
Definition and Description
Ophiolite is igneous rock material that has formed into slabs from the lithosphere that have been deposited at continental margins . Ophiolite formations are known to have volumes as large as 50,000km2 . Ophiolite formations, however, are thin—depths less than 20km. Ophiolite formations also are dense—3,000-to-3,300kg m-3 .