October 27, 2014

Monday Geology Picture: Peridot at the Smithsonian

Posted by Evelyn Mervine

Pretty peridot on display at the Smithsonian, June 2014.

Pretty peridot on display at the Smithsonian, June 2014.

For this week’s “Monday Geology Picture” I thought that I would share another image from my recent (June 2014) trip to the Smithsonian Natural History Museum.¬†Peridot is my favorite gemstone, and I saw some truly stunning peridot gemstones on display at the Smithsonian. Aren’t they lovely?

Here’s a closer view of some of the pretty peridot gems:

A closer view of some of the pretty peridot gemstones.

Five pretty peridots.

I’m still in the field, but when I’m back home in a few days I hope to catch up on some blogging… stay tuned!