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Forsterite var. Peridot from Kilbourne Hole, near Las Cruces, Doņa Ana County, New Mexico

 
Forsterite var. Peridot from Kilbourne Hole, near Las Cruces, Doņa Ana County, New Mexico

DESCRIPTION:No. 45287
Mineral:Forsterite var. Peridot
Locality:Kilbourne Hole, near Las Cruces, Doņa Ana County, New Mexico
Description:Segment of a peridot (green gem variety of forsterite) xenolith from the explosion debris field of an 180,000-year-old volcano. When the surface of the specimen is viewed under magnification many transparent green peridot fragments are visible. Ex. J. Cilen (1916-1997) #19786
Overall Size:6x5x5 cm
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Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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