Rocks of Northern Part of Mid-Atlantic Ridge
A petrographic study of rocks dredged from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge by the research Vessel, Atlantis , in 1947 and 1948 shows that olivine basalt and basalt are the most common rock types of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Serpentinite, derived from peridotite, was obtained at four stations. A unique type of rock is composed of detrital serpentinite fragments in fossiliferous limestone.
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Edited by Peter A. Roma and published in 1976, Mid-Atlantic Ridge contains a collection of related articles reprinted from other Geological Society of America publications as well as a brief review of exploration of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge from 1960 to 1975.