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Fayalite-Forsterite Series

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Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Series Formula:
Fe22+SiO4 to Mg2SiO4
A series between Fayalite and Forsterite

See also Fayalite-Tephroite Series.

May contain some PO4 replacing SiO4 (Schneider et al., 2013).


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Crystallography of Fayalite-Forsterite SeriesHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic

Other Language Names for Fayalite-Forsterite SeriesHide

French:Olivine

Varieties of Fayalite-Forsterite SeriesHide

HortonoliteAn intermediate member of the Fayalite-Forsterite Series; also considered as a Mn- and Mg-bearing fayalite.

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

Fayalite-Forsterite Series in petrologyHide

An essential component of (items highlighted in red)
Common component of (items highlighted in red)

References for Fayalite-Forsterite SeriesHide

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Schneider, P., Tropper, P., Kaindl, R. (2013): The formation of phosphoran olivine and stanfieldite from the pyrometamorphic breakdown of apatite in slags from a prehistoric ritual immolation site (Goldbichl, Igls, Tyrol, Austria). Mineralogy and Petrology 107, 327-340.

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Localities for Fayalite-Forsterite SeriesHide

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