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Olivine

Olivine

Formula
(Mg,Fe)2SiO4 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Massive - Granular 
Cleavage
Good, Distinct, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
yellowish green, olive green, greenish black, reddish brown 
Streak
white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
6.5-7 
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Olivine from Navajo Indian Res., McKinley Co., New Mexico, United States

Olivine
            from Navajo Indian Res., McKinley Co., New Mexico, United States

A gemmy crystal of Olivine mounted for XRD. It is probably the Forsterite end member.

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