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Forsterite

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Description
Locality: 
Mount Etna, Catania Province, Sicily, Italy
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.7 × 3 × 2 cm
Description

Forsterite-rich xenolith found in the lavas of the Etna volcano.

Ex J. Chadel specimen (with label), it was acquired in 1976 by Bob Janssens (#2187).

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Forsterite

Formula: 
Mg2SiO4
Strunz: 
9.AC.05
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Monte Somma, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples Province, Campania, Italy

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