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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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 56616
Mineral:Forsterite var. Peridot
Locality:St. John's Island, Red Sea, Egypt
Description:Two intersecting transparent green peridot crystals, the green gem variety of the mineral species forsterite, from the ancient locality dating to 1300 BC. The peridot crystals have slightly striated prism faces with complex termination faces.
Overall Size:15x7x5 mm
Crystals:8-13 mm
Status: For reference only
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