OTHER WORDS FROM olivineol·i·vin·ic [ol-uh-vin-ik], /ˌɒl əˈvɪn ɪk/, ol·i·vin·it·ic [ol-uh-vi-nit-ik], /ˌɒl ə vɪˈnɪt ɪk/, adjective
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Now, experiments suggest that those same hellish conditions might also sometimes transform olivine — the primary mineral in Earth’s mantle — into the mineral wadsleyite.Here’s how olivine may trigger deep earthquakes|Nikk Ogasa|September 26, 2022|Science News
In 2004, astronomers used NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope to observe brown dwarfs and spotted spectral signatures of sand — more specifically, grains of silicate minerals such as quartz and olivine.Sand clouds are common in atmospheres of brown dwarfs|Lisa Grossman|July 8, 2022|Science News
Maria-Elena Vorrath, a researcher at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, said in an email that the study shows the olivine process doesn’t work the way we assumed.Why using the oceans to suck up CO2 might not be as easy as hoped|James Temple|March 30, 2022|MIT Technology Review
In theory, adding ground up olivine should increase the seawater’s alkalinity, which helps convert carbon in the water into a stable form and allows the oceans to take up more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.Why using the oceans to suck up CO2 might not be as easy as hoped|James Temple|March 30, 2022|MIT Technology Review
He also points to one of Earth’s most common minerals, olivine, as an example.How minerals and rocks reflect rainbows, glow in the dark, and otherwise blow your mind|Lauren Leffer|June 28, 2021|Popular-Science
The emerald rainstorm contains a bright green mineral of a class called olivine—also known as peridot to us Earth-dwellers.Space Bling: From Diamond Planets to Crystal Oceans to Precious Moon Jewels|Alexa Valiente, Jaewon Kang|October 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In the more basic phases anhedrons of augite and of olivine appear, and magnetite grains are usually present.
Olivine occurs in certain of the Rainier lavas, in stout prisms somewhat rounded and often with reddened borders.
It also surrounds olivine in this same rock, which is a hypersthene-andesite, the hornblende and olivine being only accessory.
Hypersthene is not the prevailing pyroxene, and olivine is usually present, often in such abundance as to make the rock a basalt.
Pic′rīte, one of the peridotites or olivine-rocks; Picrotox′ine, a bitter poisonous principle in the seeds of Cocculus indicus.