Trinity Trip 2018
We were privileged to be able to join Jessica Warren ( of the University of Delaware) and her lab group in the field for several days to learn about the Trinity Ophiolite.
The mantle is a new and wondrous place for me, so I was really excited to get out of my comfort zone. I was very surprised when I found that it's really analogous to the system I've been working on - fluid flow and alteration! There are even veins (though I have some reservations about whether or not it's a good thing to call the dunite flow channels veins - a philosophical blog for another day).
Below find images of my favorite outcrops & features.
Progressive development of mesh serpentinization texture.
I might make a couple of thin sections out of interest, time permitting this quarter.