Anderson, Alfred T., Jr. Department of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
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A rock consisting of more than 90% of millimeter-to-centimeter-sized crystals of olivine, pyroxene, and hornblende, with more than 40% olivine. Other minerals are mainly plagioclase, chromite, and garnet. Much of the volume of the Earth's mantle probably is peridotite.
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