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A whitish or yellowish form of the mineral olivine, Mg2SiO4, in which the mafic component consists entirely of magnesium.

[After Adolarius Jacob Forster (1739-1806), English mineral collector.]
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(Minerals) a white, yellow, or green mineral of the olivine group consisting of magnesium silicate. Formula: Mg2SiO4
[C19: named after J. R. Forster (1729–98), German naturalist]
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Ogawa, "Zero temperature coefficient [[tau].sub.f] and sinterability of forsterite ceramics by rutile addition," Journal Ceramic Society of Japan, vol.
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Large gem-quality forsterite (peridot) crystals appear to grow from hydrous fluids along tension gashes in igneous dunite bodies.
Cubic zirconia (CZ) best known as a diamond substitute, is now being produced to look like tanzanite, as are other manufactured materials such as laboratory-grown forsterite, coranite, tanavyte, corundum garnet and spinel.
Typical minerals found in lamproite rocks include forsterite, leucite, phlogopite, and iron-rich sanidine.
It is a white to reddish-brown coarse-grained rock composed of calcite, dolomite, Ti-clinohumite, forsterite, diopside, accessory clinochlore, muscovite, fluorapatite and shining flakes of graphite.
Forsterite (Mg2SiO4) is one of the novel bio-ceramics that is used in tissue engineering, specially in bone tissue.
In addition, greenish-brownish forsterite occurs together with accessory dolomite, but is mostly serpentinized (Kfibek 1988).