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  • Found within gabbro as large clusters
Fire-safe Magma-safe

Wikipedia article

This article is about the current version of DF.

Olivine is one of many low value minerals that are magma-safe, and can be used for floodgates and mechanisms used for the controlling of magma. It is also one of the few minerals that may contain veins of native platinum (the other being magnetite).

Items built using olivine will be dark green.

In real life[edit]

Olivine is a magnesium iron silicate mineral with the chemical formula (Mg,Fe)2SiO4. It is defined by its bright green color. Gem-quality examples of the mineral are called peridot.

It is also the most common rock in the world, taking up an estimated 80% of the world's volume, of course most of this is in the mantle 7km underground in the sea and an average 35km beneath the continent, most frequently as an olivine-rich ultramafic rock known as peridotite.