Friends of mine live in Hawaii, right next to the area impacted by the most recent lava flows. In the midst of the destruction nearby & stress of the unknown, they woke up to this - tiny pieces of olivine all over the ground. It is literally raining gems. Nature is truly amazing. pic.twitter.com/inJWxOp66t— Erin Jordan (@ErinJordan_WX) 11 juin 2018
Selon les géologues, ces pierres vertes sont des gemmes d’olivine, un minéral précieux qui constitue un composant commun des roches volcaniques et du manteau terrestre.
People living near the active Kilauea volcano in Hawaii have reported finding green crystals near lava flows. The green comes from olivine, a mineral common in certain volcanic rocks. https://t.co/5XB9TsifZ9 pic.twitter.com/2tec4AMkjL— Britannica (@Britannica) 14 juin 2018
The destruction in Hawaii is terrible and our hearts go out to all those affected. Very few good things come out of such natural disasters however it has been reported that it’s raining Olivine! Otherwise known as peridot. As gem enthusiasts this is quite exciting for us!— G.F. Williams & Co. (@GFWilliamsCo) 15 juin 2018