Example of Peridot in a Pallasite Meteorite

Peridot: Out of This World!

August 22, 2019

 

Experts have stated that peridot may be one of the world’s oldest gems. According to the Earth scientists at the Natural History Museum in London, the Imilac meteorite is 4.5 million years old and contains olivine material (peridots) from the origin of the universe. It also contains meteoric iron because the Imilac is a type of pallasite meteorite. When this ancient meteorite entered the Earth’s atmosphere long ago, it exploded and scattered pieces across the Atacama Desert in northern Chile. In 1822, these pieces were discovered. It is estimated to have a total weight of 920 kilograms.

 

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Peridot Gemstone

Where is Your Peridot From?

August 15, 2019

Most larger crystals of peridot are found in veins or pockets within solidified molten rock that come to the surface of the earth via lava flows. A number of countries in the world are good sources of peridot, including but not limited to the United States, Finland, Pakistan, and upper Myanmar (Burma) in the northeast of Mogok.

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Peridot by G.I.A.

An Introduction to Peridot, August's Birthstone

August 08, 2019

Peridot, also known as “olivine”, is the gemstone representing August birthdays or the 16th wedding anniversary. It is said to bring luck and good health to the wearer. Some people are fortunate enough to have seen the best peridot stones so they love it, while many others seem to dislike or even say that they hate it. 

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