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Olivine Mineral Data

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General Olivine Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Mg,Fe)2SiO4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 153.31 gm
   Magnesium  25.37 %  Mg   42.06 % MgO
   Iron       14.57 %  Fe   18.75 % FeO
   Silicon    18.32 %  Si   39.19 % SiO2
   Oxygen     41.74 %  O
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             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mg1.6Fe2+0.4(SiO4)
Help on Environment: Environment: Basic and ultra basic igneous rocks. Goup species name.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Not Approved IMA
Help on Locality: Locality: Common world wide occurrence. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the green color.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Olivine Say OLIVINE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Calcio-olivine - calcium-dominant member of the olivine group
  Chrysolite - light yellowish green