Agent Name

Olivine

CAS Number

19086-72-7

Formula

Fe.2H4-O4-Si.3Mg

Major Category

Mineral Dusts

Synonyms

Magnesium iron silicate; Silicic acid (H4SiO4), iron(2+) magnesium salt (2:1:3); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Mineral Dusts

Description

Olive-green to reddish solid; [Wikipedia]

Sources/Uses

"Sand of primarily magnesium iron silicate, containing low levels of free silica; suggested as a less injurious substitute for silica quartz in foundries." [ChemIDplus] Mineral common in the Earth's subsurface; Used in aluminum foundries for mold casting; [Wikipedia]

Comments

See "Attapulgite."

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