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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. 51757
Mineral:Forsterite var. Peridot
Locality:St. John's Island, Red Sea, Egypt
Description:Transparent green peridot crystal, the green gem variety of the mineral species forsterite, from the ancient locality dating to 1300 BC. The peridot crystal has striated prism faces with complex termination faces and is nearly flawless internally.
Overall Size:11x11x3.5 mm
Crystals:11 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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