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Forsterite var. Peridot from St. John's Island, Red Sea, Egypt

 
Forsterite var. Peridot from St. John's Island, Red Sea, Egypt

DESCRIPTION:No. 22085
Mineral:Forsterite var. Peridot
Locality:St. John's Island, Red Sea, Egypt
Description:Transparent crystal of peridot from the historic (biblical) location that has been mined for centuries for this rare gemstone. The crystal is terminated with complex faces. The left edge in incomplete. Mounted in acrylic display box for protection. Ex. Joe Cilen (1916-1997) #8591
Overall Size:9x7x2 mm
Crystals:9 mm
Status: For reference only
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