Unraveling the sequence of serpentinization reactions: petrography, mineral chemistry, and petrophysics of serpentinites from MAR 15°N (ODP Leg 209, Site 1274)

  title={Unraveling the sequence of serpentinization reactions: petrography, mineral chemistry, and petrophysics of serpentinites from MAR 15°N (ODP Leg 209, Site 1274)},
  author={Wolfgang Bach and Holger Paulick and Carlos J. Garrido and Beno{\^i}t Ildefonse and William P. Meurer and Susan E. Humphris},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
The results of detailed textural, mineral chemical, and petrophysical studies shed new light on the poorly constrained fluid‐rock reaction pathways during retrograde serpentinization at mid‐ocean ridges. Uniformly depleted harzburgites and dunites from the Mid‐Atlantic Ridge at 15°N show variable extents of static serpentinization. They reveal a simple sequence of reactions: serpentinization of olivine and development of a typical mesh texture with serpentine‐brucite mesh rims, followed by… 

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