olivine

Key Facts About Olivine

Olivine is an abundant silicate found in Earth’s mantle, and many meteorites contain this mineral. Olivine is typically olive green in color, but can also be yellow-green to bright green and brownish-green to brown. The opacity of olivine ranges from transparent to translucent, and its texture is brittle with many fractures. Olivine is commonly associated…

impact of california drought

Geological Impact of California Drought

No discussion of the impacts of a drought can be complete without a consideration of the long-term impact. Most people are familiar with the short-term effects of a drought: the loss of surface and groundwater. Long-Term Impacts Some of the long-term impacts are also well-known. As an area becomes increasingly dry, it also becomes more…