Olivine is a naturally occurring mineral magnesium iron silicate sourced from Norway with a high melting point and density.

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Olivines properties vary depending on the levels of its two main components, forsterite (Fo) and fayalite (Fa). Olivine is named after its olive green colour.

Olivine is a naturally occurring silica free material of low specific density. It is suitable for a wide range of applications. Other than the below-mentioned applications include gunning, tundish linings, animal feeds and other horticultural applications.

Olivine Green powder and granules

Olivine standard grades

LKAB Minerals Olivine is available in the following grades as standard:

  • 5-8mm (-8+5mm)
  • 3-5mm (-5+3mm)
  • 1-3mm (-3+1mm)
  • 0-1mm (-1mm)
  • 0-250μm (-60#)
  • 0-150μm (-100#)
  • 0-15μm (-200#)

Other grades are available on request.

Olivine packaging

Our olivine materials are available in 25kg paper sacks, 1000kg bulk bags or as bulk as standard.

The typical properties of Olivine are:

Physical properties of Olivine

Total moisture [%]
< 0.5
Bulk density [g/cm³]
1.6 – 1.9
8.9 - 9.5
Hardness (Mohs)
6.5 – 7.0
51 – 60

Chemical properties of Olivine

Al2O3 [%]
MgO [%]
SiO2 [%]
K2O [%]

Olivine mineral origin

LKAB Minerals’ olivine originates from Norway.

Olivine toxicology

Olivine products are inert and non-toxic. You can download the Material Safety Datasheet from the DOCUMENTS tab.

Safety Data Sheet

Product Definition