Fayalite(redirected from Iron silicate)
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a mineral of the olivine group; the final member of the forsterite-fayalite solid-solution series. Fayalite has the chemical composition Fe2[SiO4], and it contains up to 10 percent of the forsterite component. It is found with acidic and alkalic rocks, metamorphosed iron-rich sediments, pegmatites, and other rocks. Fayalite is also detected in industrial slags.