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NOAA Photo Library Image - map00325

Generalized cartoon showing the various "layers" of rock that make up the oceanic crust. At Lost City, long-lived faulting has stripped off much of the overlying crust, which has resulted in exposure of peridotite rocks at the surface of the seafloor.

Image ID: map00325, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Credit: Courtesy of University of Washington

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