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1 Definition
1.1 Definition
Wehrlite is an ultramafic and ultrabasic rock that is a mixture of olivine and clinopyroxene. It is a subdivision of the peridotites
1.2 History
1.2.1 Origin
Egypt
1.2.2 Discoverer
Alois Wehrle
1.3 Etymology
From the name of a professor, Alois Wehrle
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 Wehrlite

Wehrlite is one of the important type of rocks. If we have to define Wehrlite in general, Wehrlite is an ultramafic and ultrabasic rock that is a mixture of olivine and clinopyroxene. It is a subdivision of the peridotites. Wehrlite comes under Igneous Rocks. All Igneous Rocks have similar properties and formation process. Along with Wehrlite Definition, know more about the History of Wehrlite, Etymology of Wehrlite in next sections.

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