Serpentinite belongs to the serpentine group. This group of minerals are metamorphic minerals caused a special process called serpentinization.
Serpentinization created serpentinite on the Earth's deep sea floor. Serpentinite is paramagnetic which creates a magnetic field for the mineral.
While researching this unusual mineral scientists found microbes within its structure. After study scientists suggest that these microbes are the origins of life.
What is the connection between the microbes and serpentinite?