Mineral Name

Olivine

Chemical Formula

(Mg,Fe)2SiO4

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Color

pale yellow-green to olive green

Class

Article

Luster

vitreous (glassy)

Diaphaneity

transparent to translucent

Hardness

6.5-7

Cleavage

{001}good, {010} distinct

Fracture

brittle - conchoidal

Density

3.27-3.37

Crystal Shape

usually appears as embedded grains or in granular masses.

Crystal System

Orthorhombic

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