Feature Gems & Gemology, Spring 1986, Vol. 22, No. 1

The Gemological Characteristics of Chinese Peridot

Significant deposits of gem-quality peridot have been found in the People's Republic of China. This Chinese peridot has geologic origins and gemological properties almost identical to the peridot found on the San Carlos Apache Reservation in Arizona, and cannot be distinguished
gemologically, at this time, from peridots from other known localities.