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Mg2SiO4 A whitish or yellowish, magnesium-rich variety of olivine. Also known as white olivine.
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(named after the German scientist J. R. Forster, 1729–98), a mineral of the olivine group; the last member of the isomorphous forsterite series is fayalite. Forsterite has the chemical composition Mg2[SiO4] and contains 90–100 percent forsterite component. It is a rock-forming mineral of ultrabasic rocks. It also occurs in metamorphosed dolomites, marbles, and magnesianskarns.

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Ohsato, "Synthesis of high-quality forsterite," Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, vol.
7A); and b) banded vesicular lavas having a fluidal laminated texture and different vesicular density, with forsterite phenocrysts (Figs.
Castellanos and co-workers (personal communication) described in detail the characteristic mineral assemblages from reaction zones recognized in marbles, which include calcite + graphite [+ or -] quartz; calcite + diopside [+ or -] tremolite [+ or -] epidote-group minerals [+ or -] muscovite; calcite + wollastonite + quartz + garnet + diopside; calcite + dolomite + Ti-clinohumite + diopside + forsterite + clinochlore [+ or -] graphite; calcite + forsterite + tremolite; dolomite + calcite + clinochlore.
To this end, forsterite nanoparticles with dimensions less than 50 nm have been used in the production of desired scaffold.
Forsterite + 3[H.sub.2]O Serpentine + 1Brucite Serpentine + 3C[O.sub.2] 2Quartz + 3Magnesite
Goldsmith, "Oxygen isotope fractionations involving diopside, forsterite, magnetite, and calcite: application to geothermometry," Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, vol.
According to scientists, the crystals are in the form of forsterite and belong to the olivine family of silicate minerals.
Over the period of three decades the company has to its credit development of many proprietary ceramic formulations in Aluminium Oxide, Zirconium Oxide, Forsterite, Steatite, etc.
Beds of massive, coarse-grained crystalline limestone, commonly dolomitic and siliceous, are prominent; MacFarlane (1975) found ubiquitous dispersed flakes of phlogopite and graphite in the limestone, along with lesser amounts of apatite, scapolite, tremolite, diopside, forsterite, hornblende and garnet.
Electric or rotary melting generates less complex slag with the predominant film type being magnesium silicate inclusions (enstatite and forsterite) (Fig.2).
10 What is the common name for gem-quality forsterite olivine, also known as "poor man's emerald"?
Figure 3 demonstrates that during the heat-treatment program, part of the phlogopite was transformed to the forsterite and leucite phases.