Hessonite, Horseranch Range, BC


PERIDOT - British Columbia

Peridot is the name for the gem variety of the mineral "olivine". It has been found at several sites in Britsh Columbia all associated with fairly young (geologically speaking) basaltic volcanic rocks. Rough peridot occurs within nodules in the basalt. Interestingly, these nodules are believed to be pieces of the upper mantle, the layer of the earth beneath the crust, which have been carried to the surface by the basaltic lava. Learn more here and here.

The peridot offered for sale here comes from Lightning Peak, near Cherryville, BC. Learn more about Canadian peridot on page 24 here

         PERIDOT - Lightning Peak, British Columbia
Weight........... 1.02 caratCatalogue #..B7018
Dimensions... 6.1 mmCut Style....... Round
Colour............ slightly yellowish medium green Clarity............ Eye clean
GEC................ N  (natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... $100.00 CDN
         PERIDOT - Lightning Peak, British Columbia
Weight........... 0.51 caratCatalogue #..B6206
Dimensions... 5.6 mmCut Style....... Triangular
Colour............ slightly yellowish medium green Clarity............ Lightly included
GEC................ N  (natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... $25.00 CDN
         PERIDOT - Lightning Peak, British Columbia
Weight........... 0.49 caratCatalogue #..B7019
Dimensions... 4.9 mmCut Style....... Round
Colour............ slightly yellowish medium green Clarity............ Eye clean
GEC................ N  (natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... $33.00 CDN
         PERIDOT - Lightning Peak, British Columbia
Weight........... 0.48 caratCatalogue #..B6202
Dimensions... 6.0 x 4.0 mmCut Style....... Oval
Colour............ slightly yellowish medium green Clarity............ Eye clean
GEC................ N  (natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... $32.00 CDN
         PERIDOT - Lightning Peak, British Columbia
Weight........... 0.47 caratCatalogue #..B6226
Dimensions... 5.1 mmCut Style....... Triangular
Colour............ slightly yellowish medium green Clarity............ Eye clean
GEC................ N  (natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... reserved!
         PERIDOT - Lightning Peak, British Columbia
Weight........... 0.44 caratCatalogue #..B6241
Dimensions... 4.5 mmCut Style....... Square cushion
Colour............ slightly yellowish medium green Clarity............ Eye clean
GEC................ N  (natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... reserved!
         PERIDOT - Lightning Peak, British Columbia
Weight........... 0.42 caratCatalogue #..B6252
Dimensions... 6.1 x 4.0 mmCut Style....... Oval
Colour............ slightly yellowish medium green Clarity............ Eye clean
GEC................ N  (natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... $28.00 CDN
         PERIDOT - Lightning Peak, British Columbia
Weight........... 0.37 caratCatalogue #..B6254
Dimensions... 4.5 mmCut Style....... Round
Colour............ slightly yellowish medium green Clarity............ Very slightly included
GEC................ N  (natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... $25.00 CDN



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