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Forsterite

#PD48061

Forsterite

#PD48061
Availability
Sold
Size
8 x 6.5 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Mg2SiO4 (RRUFF)
Locality
Mt. Vesuvius, Somma Complex, Napoli, Campania, Italy

Dark green mass of crystalline Forsterite with a greasy luster. It is probably associated with some Augite and Phlogopite although without thin section work it would be hard to see. Ex. Geological Institute of the University of Amsterdam with tag (see prov. tab). Vesuvius is the type localiy for Forsterite.

Antique Specimen, Type Locality

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 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Don Phillips Collection
Special Info
Antique Specimen
Special Info
Type Locality

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