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What happens when olivine comes in contact with a SiO2 rich melt?

  1. Oct 17, 2009 #1
    im studying for an exam and this question came up anyone know what happens?
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  3. Oct 18, 2009 #2


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    If it is a Mg rich olivine, it will form orthopyroxene ((Mg,Fe)2Si2O6).
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