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Mantle (Peridotite)

Part of Hall of Planet Earth.


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Peridotite, a rock made up primarily of the minerals olivine and pyroxene, is the chief constituent of the Earth’s upper mantle. The mantle comprises almost 80 percent of the planet by volume.

DENSITY= 3.13 gm/cm(3)

For Educators

Topic: Earth Sciences

Subtopic: Earth Structure

Keywords: Peridotite, Geology, Earth (Planet)--Mantle

Audience: General