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Posted by Jay  
Mineral question
September 19, 2001 11:32PM
My question is what type of igneous rock would you expect to find the mineral forsterte in???

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Matt Neuzil
Re: Mineral question
December 06, 2001 01:02AM
likely peridotite or kimberlite.
not sure if those are igneous,
forsterite is a variety of peridot, so it would go hand and hand.
monzonite has some olivine many rocks do its as simple as checking resources
Bill Bolton
Re: Mineral question
December 24, 2001 07:24PM
Forsterite is a member of the Olivine Group in the Fayalite - Forseterite Series.
It occurs mainly in basic or ultrabasic rocks.
Its type locality is Mont Somma, Vesuvius, Campania, Italy.

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