Abstract

"Small isolated masses of highly olivinerich lavas within a dominantly basaltic series of pillowed flows have been found in the northern foothills of the Troodos igneous massif. The rock is characterized by abundant phyric olivine usually set in a glassy, basaltic groundmass. Both intrusive and extrusive varieties of the rock have been found. It is suggested that the rock originated as a melt, possibly from the Troodos ultrabasic complex. Comparison is made with the serpentine lavas of Turkey." Five new chemical analyses of the lavas and one of olivine are included.

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