Olivine Meaning & Properties

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Properties of Forsterite Olivine

Gem Name: Peridot

Mineral Name: Forsterite 

 

Mineral Group

Nesosilicate

Cleavage

Poor cleavage

Chemical Composition 

Mg2SiO4

Fracture 

Conchoidal

Luster

Vitreous

Diaphaneity

Transparent to translucent

Color

Olive green, yellow-green to bright green; brownish green to brown

Streak

Colorless

Mohs Hardness

6.5 - 7

Specific Gravity

3.2 - 4.4

Diagnostic Properties

Green color, vitreous luster, conchoidal fracture, granular texture

Crystal System

Orthorhombic

Uses

Gemstones, a declining use in bricks and refractory sand

Chakras

Solar Plexus

Zodiac

Leo

Numerical Vibration

5 & 6

Metaphysical Uses

All crystals contain energy that can be used to amplify your own intentions and manifestations through meditation and daily wear.

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