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TitleOlivine, var. peridot
DescriptionPeridot is the gem variety of olivine. Olivine, (Mg,Fe)2SiO4 (magnesium iron silicate), which is actually not an official mineral, but a name for a series, is composed of two minerals: fayalite (iron rich member) and forsterite (magnesium rich member).
LocationUSA ▹ New Mexico. Near Kilbourne Hole.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2002-02-15.
CollectionWard’s Classroom Collection of Gem Minerals #25.
Key wordsolive, peridot, New Mexico
Tech details314 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number2386