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Olivine

Silicate mineral containing iron and magnesium. A green glassy mineral formed at high temperature. Common in basalt, especially ocean-floor basalt, and in ultramafic rocks. Gem-quality olivine is called peridote. Rock made up entirely of olivine is called dunite.

Olivine - Basalt Boulders in Petroglyph NM

Basalt boulders, a source of olivine, litter Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque, NM.