Although many subdivisions of mid-ocean ridge basalt (MORB) chemical types have been proposed, ratios of incompatible trace elements are commonly used to classify MORB as depleted or normal (N), transitional (T), and enriched (E) types.
What does MORB stand for?
MORB stands for Mid-Ocean Ridge Basalt
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Rocks from mid-ocean spreading ridges, which are fed from the shallow upper mantle, are "DMM" (Depleted Mid-ocean ridge basalt Mantle).
The same melting has now also been identified in mid-ocean ridge basalt, in tiny glass particles, or glass (melt) inclusions, incorporated into crystals of olivine, a mineral that forms in basalts as they cool and solidify.