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Origin and application of olivine


Forsterite is a kind of olivine. Forsterite contains more magnesium and has lighter color. Compared with olivine, forsterite has dark green, yellow and black color, glassy luster and hardness of 6.5-7.

Forsterite is produced in metamorphic impure white marble. It is the main component of terrane. Forsterite is easy to change in heating solution or weathering. It is common to change from forsterite to ore, which is serpentine. The main producing areas of forsterite in China are Yichang, Shangnan and Nanyang.

Application of forsterite

Forsterite is very refractory and can be used as refractory. Forsterite and sand are used in steel parts produced in China, which has the functions of high temperature resistance, corrosion resistance and good stability. Forsterite is suitable for raw materials.

Origin and application of olivine


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