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Forsterite

Forsterite

Formula
Mg2SiO4 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Crystalline - Fine, Tabular 
Cleavage
Good, Distinct, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
colorless, green, yellow, yellow green, white 
Streak
white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Conchoidal 
Hardness
6-7 
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Forsterite from San Carlos Indian Reservation, Gila Co., Arizona, United States

Forsterite
            from San Carlos Indian Reservation, Gila Co., Arizona, United States

Gemmy light green peridot in basalt.

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