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A variety of Forsterite

A green gem variety of Forsterite

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Classification of Peridot

Chemical Properties of Peridot

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Other Names for Peridot

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Simplified Chinese:贵橄榄石

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Localities for Peridot

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
  • Western Australia
    • Ravensthorpe Shire
      • Ravensthorpe
Potergeo Database, mine id 942, Ravensthorpe Nickel Mine
Austin, Gordon et al. "World Mining Report". Colored Stone (November–December 2005).
  • British Columbia
    • Atlin Mining Division
CanRockhound v.3, no.1
    • Cariboo Mining Division
      • Williams Lake
Schiarizza, P., & Macauley, J. (2006). Geology and mineral occurrences of the Hendrix Lake area (NTS 093A/02), south-central British Columbia. British Columbia Geological Survey, Geological Fieldwork, 2007-1.
  • Jilin Province (Manchuria; Dongbei Region)
    • Jilin Prefecture
      • Jiaohe Co.
Rui Liu (2001): Geology and Prospecting 37(6), 17-19
  • Red Sea
  • Oromia Region (Oromiya Region)
    • Megado
Solomon Tadesse (2009) Mineral Resources Potential of Ethiopia. Addis Ababa University Press, 290 pages
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
    • Loire
      • Saint-Haon-le-Châtel
        • Renaison
SIG Mines France - Echantillon n° 0671_1421
    • Puy-de-Dôme
      • Issoire
        • Perrier
G.PEGERE, 2004, Les Cristaux de péridot de Roca-Neyra à Perrier (63), Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 83, pp 21-23
  • Brittany
    • Morbihan
      • Groix Island
Chauris L. (1982), Les sables lourds des plages du Mor Bras – Introduction à l’étude des placers littoraux en Bretagne Méridionale, Bull. Soc. Sc.nat.Ouest de la France, nouvelle série, tome 4, (1), p. 37.
  • Piedmont
    • Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province
      • Different Municipalities
Zaccarini, F., Stumpfl, E.F., and Garuti, G. (2004) Zirconolite and Zr-Th-U minerals in chromitites of the Finero complex, Western Alps, Italy: evidence for carbonatite-type metasomatism in a subcontinental mantle plume. Canadian Mineralogist, 42, 1825-1845.
  • Sardinia
    • Sassari Province
Dr Heinrich Locker specimens
  • Naryn Oblast
E.Ya. Kievlenko (2003) Geology of gems, p. 63
  • Mandalay Region (Mandalay Division)
    • Pyin-Oo-Lwin District
      • Mogok Township
        • Bernardmyo
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
          • Pyaung Gaung
Kyaw Thu (2007): The Igneous Rocks of the Mogok Stone Tract: Their Distributions, Petrography, Petrochemistry, Sequence, Geochronology and Economic Geology. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Geology, University of Yangon, Myanmar. (Reprinted by ; Shigley, J. E., Laurs, B. M., Janse, A. J. A., Elen, S., & Dirlam, D. M. (2010). Gem Localities of the 2000s. Gems & Gemology, 46(3).
Shigley, J. E., Dirlam, D. M., Laurs, B. M., Boehm, E. W., Bosshart, G., & Larson, W. F. (2000). Gem localities of the 1990s. Gems & Gemology, 36(4), 292-335.
New Caledonia
  • Southern Province
    • Canala Commune
      • Nakéty Mine
J-F LANOE, Inv. 0735-26, Natives éléments / Copper and Nickel.
  • Møre og Romsdal
    • Vanylven
Selbekk R.S. (2010): Norges mineraler. En revidert utgave av Norges mineraler (Neumann 1985). Tapir-NGU-NHM. 552p (p.285)
Garmo, T. T. (2013): Olivine und Eklogite aus Åheim- und jetzt auch noch Diamanten. Mineralien Welt. 24 (2), 81-86
Garmo, T. T. (2013): Olivine und Eklogite aus Åheim- und jetzt auch noch Diamanten. Mineralien Welt. 24 (2), 81-86
Garmo, T. T. (2013): Olivine und Eklogite aus Åheim- und jetzt auch noch Diamanten. Mineralien Welt. 24 (2), 81-86
      • Sundalen
Augsten, R. (2014): Peridot-das "grüne Gold" vom Nordfjord. Lapis. 39 (11), 12-20.
  • Nordland
    • Rana
      • Altermark area
Stuart Mills, 17.11.2002
  • Oppland
    • Skjåk
Garmo, T.T. (2006): Mineralfunn ved Øvre otta uttbygginga 2003-2005. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrift, 33: 5-8
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (North-West Frontier Province)
    • Mansehra District
      • Kaghan Valley
[]; Jan, M. Q., & Khan, M. A. (1996). Petrology of gem peridot from Sapat mafic-ultramafic complex, Kohistan, NW Himalaya. Geological Bulletin, University of Peshawar, 29, 17-26.
  • Mindanao
    • Southern Mindanao Region
      • Davao del Sur Province
Shaofeng Huang (2011): Geology and Exploration 47(5), 935-942
  • Canary Islands
    • Santa Cruz de Tenerife Province
Klügel A, Hansteen TH: Petrologic evolution of a peridotite-, cumulate- and MORB-gabbro-bearing tephriphonolite on La Palma (Canary Islands). Poster, AGU Fall Meeting 1998, San Francisco
  • Catalonia
    • Barcelona
      • Maresme
        • Fogars de la Selva
Joaquim Mollfulleda, Minerales, Omega, 1996
  • Dodoma Region
Kingiti, Mpapwa District (Mpwampwa), Dodoma Region, Tanzania
Adam J.R. Kent and George R. Rossman. 2002. Hydrogen, lithium, and boron in mantle-derived olivine: The role of coupled substitutions. American Mineralogist, Volume 87:1432–1436.
  • Arizona
    • Gila Co.
Peterson, J. A., & Hibpshman, M. H. (1981) Status of Mineral Resource Information for the San Carlos Indian Reservation, Arizona. Administrative Report BIA-87
        • San Carlos
Bromfield, C.S. & Shride (1956), Mineral resources of the Sanm Carlos Indian Reservation, AZ, USGS Bull. 1027-N: 686.
Bromfield, C.S. & Shride (1956), Mineral resources of the San Carlos Indian Reservation, AZ, USGS Bull. 1027-N: 686-687.
  • Arkansas
    • Pike Co.
      • Murfreesboro
Min News (1992) 8:3 pp 1,4,7
  • California
    • Imperial Co.
      • Chocolate Mts
Merrill, F. J. H. 1914. Geology and Mineral Resources of San Diego and Imperial Counties: Gems, Lithia Minerals. California State Mining Bureau, San Francisco, Cal. California State Printing Office. Chapter 2, p. 110.
  • Hawaii
    • Hawaii Co. (Hawaii Island)
Albert Russ collection
  • New Mexico
    • Doña Ana Co.
Northrop, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd rev. ed, 1996
  • Wyoming
    • Sweetwater Co.
W. Dan Hausel (2004) Information Pamphlet 11 Wyoming State Geological Survey
  • Gia Lai Province
Pham Van Long, Gaston Giuliani, Virginie Garnier, Daniel Ohnenstetter (2004) Gemstones in Vietnam. The Australian Gemmologist Volume 22, Number 4, October–December 2004
Pham Van Long, Gaston Giuliani, Virginie Garnier, Daniel Ohnenstetter (2004) Gemstones in Vietnam. The Australian Gemmologist Volume 22, Number 4, October–December 2004
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