|AllMinerals/JohnBetts-FineMinerals > Online Mineral Museum Photographic Archive > Minerals from New Mexico > Forsterite var. Peridot
|Forsterite var. Peridot
|Kilbourne Hole, Doņa Ana County, New Mexico
|Fractured green peridot, the gem variety of the mineral species forsterite, in gray volcanic matrix. The peridot is internally transparent, occasionally large enough for use as gemstones. This locality is a maar volcanic crater in SE New Mexico. Ex. Peter B. Nalle (1923-2010) collection
|For reference only
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