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What is the most important use for Olivine?

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asked Apr 10, 2016 by Raven1111 (120 points)

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Olivine has several industrial uses. It is used as a flux for steel production, and is also an important ore of the metal magnesium.

Peridot, the transparent olive-green to yellow-green variety of Olivine, is a well-known gemstone. It is very popular in jewelry, and is used in many jewelry items including rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. Peridot is the birthstone for the month of August. 

See more at: http://www.minerals.net/mineral/olivine.aspx

answered May 6, 2016 by hershel (52,800 points)