Where does the green color of peridot come from?

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Nikko Swaniawski asked a question: Where does the green color of peridot come from?
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Date created: Fri, Jul 23, 2021 5:45 AM
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  • Its green color is dependent on the iron contents within the structure of the gem. Peridot occurs in silica-deficient rocks such a volcanic basalt as well as in pallasitic meteorites . Peridot is one of only two gems observed to be formed not in the Earth’s crust, but in molten rock of the upper mantle.

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