AEC load rare cargo grade

The AEC fleet vessel, MV Giovanna 34,146 dwat Built 2011, loaded Olivine Sand at Aaheim, Norway. It was a short quick voyage for discharging in Gijon, Spain.

Olivine sand. Sand composed almost exclusively of olivine grains is rare. Olivine is a common rock-forming mineral of certain igneous rocks.



Category Nesosilicate
Olivine group
Olivine series
(repeating unit)
(Mg, Fe)2SiO4
Strunz classification 9.AC.05
Crystal system Orthorhombic
Color Yellow to yellow-green
Crystal habit Massive to granular
Cleavage Poor
Fracture Conchoidal – brittle
Mohs scale hardness 6.5–7
Luster Vitreous
Streak None
Diaphaneity Transparent to translucent
Specific gravity 3.2–4.5[1][2][3][4]
Optical properties Biaxial (+)
Refractive index nα = 1.630–1.650
nβ = 1.650–1.670
nγ = 1.670–1.690
Birefringence δ = 0.040