Characterisation of Peridot from Sardinia, Italy
Gem-quality peridot is occasionally found as mantle xenoliths within basalts near Pozzomaggiore.
Peridot as an Interplanetary Gemstone
The stony-iron meteorites known as pallasites are famed for the areas of yellowish green olivines they contain.
San Carlos Peridot
Marketed throughout the world, San Carlos material is often confused with, and sold as, peridot from localities that are better known and documented.
Kilbourne Hole Peridot
This little-known source of gem-quality peridot, located in southwestern New Mexico, produces small but brilliant gems.