Olivine’s 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 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.
Our olivine materials are available in 25kg paper sacks, 1000kg bulk bags or as bulk as standard.
The typical properties of Olivine.
Physical properties of Olivine
|Total moisture [%]||< 0.5|
|Bulk density [g/cm³]||1.6 – 1.9|
|pH||8.9 – 9.5|
|Hardness (Mohs)||6.5 – 7.0|
|PSV||51 – 60|
Chemical properties of Olivine
Olivine mineral origin
LKAB Minerals’ olivine originates from Norway.
Olivine products are inert and non-toxic. You can download the Material Safety Datasheet from the data centre.