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1 Definition
1.1 Definition
Harzburgite is a plutonic rock of the peridotite group consisting largely of orthopyroxene and olivine
1.2 History
1.2.1 Origin
Germany
1.2.2 Discoverer
Unknown
1.3 Etymology
From the name of a town in Harzburg, Germany
1.4 Class
Igneous Rocks
1.4.1 Sub-Class
Durable Rock, Medium Hardness Rock
1.5 Family
1.5.1 Group
Plutonic
1.6 Other Categories
Coarse Grained Rock, Opaque Rock

Define Harzburgite

Harzburgite is one of the important type of rocks. If we have to define Harzburgite in general, Harzburgite is a plutonic rock of the peridotite group consisting largely of orthopyroxene and olivine. Harzburgite comes under Igneous Rocks. All Igneous Rocks have similar properties and formation process. Along with Harzburgite Definition, know more about the History of Harzburgite, Etymology of Harzburgite in next sections.