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noun - plural: fayalites

  1. [mineralogy] Yellow, olive green, brown or black mineral with orthorhombic crystals of the olivine group, Fe2SiO4.


Fayalite, also called iron chrysolite, is the iron-rich end-member of the olivine solid-solution series. In common with all minerals in the olivine group, fayalite crystallizes in the orthorhombic system with cell parameters a 4.82 Å, b 10.48 Å and c Å 6.09.

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Google previewChemical Fundamentals of Geology and Environmental Geoscience (2015)

by Robin Gill

+32SiO fayalite magnetite quar melt tz (9.4) () olivine Fayalite is a ferrous (Fe2+) compound, whose crystal structure tolerates only a minute amount of Fe3+. If sufficient oxygen is present in the system to cause significant oxidation of Fe2+in ...

Google previewIron-Formation: Facts and Problems (2000)

by A.F. Trendall, R.C. Morris

Fayalite is a rare mineral in regionally metamorphosed iron-formations but appears to be somewhat more common in iron-formations that have underFig. 11 -9. Compilation of compositional ranges and major element fractionation data of ...

Google previewMineral Resources of the United States (1885)

The mineral fayalite is a silicate of protoxide of iron, yet it is attractable by ...

Google previewEnglish Mechanics and the World of Science (1878)

with galena and other It is of deep rose-red colour, but is named lead ores, of which it seems to be a decomposition Its H varies from 0 to 3, and its G is about 4' 6, Fayalite is an anhydrous silicate of protoxide of iron, formula 2Fe0, SiO2.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the Solid Earth Sciences (2009)

by Philip Kearey

to fayalite (Fe3SiO4), an unbroken series in which intermediate members ...

Google previewDictionary of Gems and Gemology (2013)

by Mohsen Manutchehr-Danai

olivine; an isomorphous nesosilicate between two endmembers fayalite (Fe2SiO4) and forsterite (Mg2SiO4). Refractive indices and specific gravity increase from forsterite to fayalite, while the melting point decreases from forsterite to ...

Google previewDictionary of Geological Terms (1984)

by Robert Latimer Bates, Julia A. Jackson

fayalite ( fa'-yal-ite) A brown to black mineral of the olivine group, Fe2SiO4. It is isomorphous with forsterite, and occurs chiefly in igneous rocks. feather edge The thin ...

Google previewLotus Illustrated Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering (2005)

by Griffith Pearson

A naturally occurring mineral" composed of fosterite and fayalite, crushed and used as a moulding sand. Usually the sand of choice in manganese steel casting due to its basicity. one-off J open hearth furnace MecbMtail ...

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Chemoetymology (2006)

The Whys and Whences of Chemical Nomenclature and Terminology by Alexander Senning

fayalite Fe2SiO4, named after this mineral's locality Fayal Island, Azores, Portugal FCC ...

Google previewThe Sterling Dictionary Of Chemistry (1999)

by Anand Dhingra

2SiO4; Rock forming silicates ranging from pure magnesium silicate, Mg2SiO4, to pure iron silicate (fayalite, Fe2SiO4).

Google previewA Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (2013)

by Michael Allaby

fayalite See oLIvINE.

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences (1881)

by Henry Watts

Octahedrons of magnetic iron-ore and hexagonal titaniferous iron occur, as well as rhombic crystals of a red-brown mineral, recognised by Bertels as allied to fayalite. Lastly, needles of apatite are also found. The zeelitic mineral in the cavities ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art (1875)

Comprising the Definitions and Derivations of the Scientific Terms in General Use, Together with the History and Descriptions of the Scientific Principles of Nearly Every Branch of Human Knowledge by William Thomas Brande, George William Cox

Fayalite. Pyrosmalite. Hisingerite. Thraulite. Gillingite. Nontronite. Halloysite.of St. Jean decola moisite. Stilpnomelane. Lievrite. Wehrlite.

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Earth Science (2009)

by Jacqueline Smith

fayalite /fay-ă-lÿt, fÿ-ah-/ A mineral of the OLIVINE group. feldspar /feld-spar, fel-/ The most important type of rock-forming minerals and the most abundant minerals in igneous rocks.

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemistry (2016)

by Richard Rennie, Jonathan Law

to pure iron silicate ( fayalite, Fe2SiO4). It is green, brown-green, or yellow-green in colour. A gem ...

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The value of this 8-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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