Dims: 0.9" x 0.6" x 0.6"(2.3 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm)
Wt: 6.9 g
San Carlos Reservation, Arizona, U.S.A.
A cluster of 2 Peridot crystals constitutes this specimen from the American southwest. All have definite crystal form, but are incomplete. The larger of the crystals has considerable clarity, and both are heavily internally fractured. They have a flattened prismatic form and incomplete terminations, but visible faces and edges are well-formed. Both have the olive-green color that is the hallmark of Peridot and a pearly luster. They rest on a bed of olivine that is much more gray in color and is translucent at best. A heavy break in the larger crystal makes it appear to be two different crystals, but they share a common termination face. One of these sections is quite clear, and a small stone could possibly be cut from it.