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Peridotite is a dense rock originating from the Earth's mantle. It consists of the minerals Olivine and Pyroxenes and contains a lot of iron and magnesium. By definition, it contains less than 48% silicon. Because the rock comes from the mantle, and is not very stable, it is not commonly found on the surface.

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