Mineralogical model of Earth. Figure from doi: 10.1126/science.1261887.

  1. olivine, peridot 橄榄石
  2. ringwoodite 尖晶橄榄石
  3. majorite 镁铁榴石
  4. pyroxene 辉石
  5. garnet 石榴石
  6. akimotoite
  7. magnesiowustite, or magnesiowustite 铁方镁石
  • The most abundant mineral in Earth’s lower mantle.
  • Also called silicate perovskite before the paper doi: 10.1126/science.1259369.
  • magnesium iron silicate (Mg,Fe)SiO3