Hawaiite

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Hawaiite is an olivine basalt with intermediate composition between alkali olivine and mugearite.[1] It was first described at the island of Hawaii. In gemology, hawaiite is a colloquial term for Hawaii-originated peridot, which is gem-quality olivine mineral.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peterson, Gordon A. MacDonald, Agatin T. Abbott, Frank L. (1983). Volcanoes in the sea : the geology of Hawaii (2nd ed. ed.). Honolulu: University of Hawaii press. pp. 127–129, 150–152. ISBN 9780824808327.