Day #88 Deskcrop: Bay of Islands Peridotite

Today’s deskcrop is only the second one so far this year that I didn’t collect myself (here’s the first). It’s a piece of the Bay of Islands Ophiolite from near Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada. For some reason or another (probably undergrad field camp) I missed my family’s one and only vacation to Newfoundland. This sample was a gift from my sisters, who know a good looking peridotite when they see one. There are some lovely serpentinized(?) fractures that give this rock its distinctive texture. I don’t know the exact locality of the sample, but I’ll locate it near the Blow Me Down Massif, because it’s got such a great name (and would be a reasonable source for a rock like this).

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Bay of Islands Peridotite

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