23rd September 2012
If you remember back to your high school (or even college-level) geology class, you may recall hearing that color is a terrible way to determine what a mineral is. However, this is a rule to which there are a few exceptions. Pictured above is the igneous rock, olivine. Conveniently, olivine is only ever found in this precise color, making it a bit easier to identify than other minerals.
(Photo source)

If you remember back to your high school (or even college-level) geology class, you may recall hearing that color is a terrible way to determine what a mineral is. However, this is a rule to which there are a few exceptions. Pictured above is the igneous rock, olivine. Conveniently, olivine is only ever found in this precise color, making it a bit easier to identify than other minerals.

(Photo source)

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