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TitleSearching for olivine at San Carlos, Arizona
DescriptionOlivine, some of it in quite large near gem-quality peridot crystals, is mined from pits on the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation, Arizona. Those who obtain special permission may get access to the pits and search for themselves. As can be seen in this photo, there is lots of green olivine. Large crystals, however, are sometimes a bit difficult to find because the area has been well picked over.
LocationUSA ▹ Arizona. Near San Carlos. Mine pits on indian reservation land.
PhotographerDexter Perkins. 2008-07-25.
Key wordsolivine, San Carlos, peridot
Tech details728 KB. Outcrop.
GeoDIL number3130