Mantle xenolith main content.

Mantle xenolith

Part of Hall of Planet Earth.

Mantle xenolith in the Hall of Planet Earth AMNH/D. Finnin

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from San Carlos, Arizona

Erupting basaltic lavas may carry fragments of peridotite from the mantle to the surface—most commonly the rocks lherzolite and pyroxenite. 

Can you find the minerals in the lherzolite