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tinker

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Peridot
« on: April 22, 2015, 07:49:41 PM »
Just a silly question, I've just spent the last two days breaking open the last of my peridot bombs from Mt Shadwell, in one of the bombs amongst the peridot, I found to very clear crystals.  Could anybody suggest what they might be.

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Re: Peridot
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2015, 07:58:50 PM »
Hi Tinker,
     Most likely one of the feldspars like labradorite or andesine.     beers Ted
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Re: Peridot
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2015, 10:04:11 PM »
Maybe Ted...... but also need to consider/eliminate Chabazite or Calcite. Photos might help get closer to what it might be.

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Re: Peridot
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2015, 07:08:21 PM »
..anorthoclase feldspar. It's found there and at Mt Franklin (a couple of hours drive east). If it has a sheen then it's quite likely. ;D

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Re: Peridot
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2015, 08:59:36 AM »
Thanks for the response guys, I have attached a couple of pictures of the clear crystals, don't know whether they are clear enough to identify.

tinker

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Re: Peridot
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2015, 09:03:38 AM »
And a couple more

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Re: Peridot
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2015, 07:28:34 PM »
Last trip to Mt Shadwell I managed to pick up two of the clear crystals a nice size but they had fracture lines that formed squares. I hope that helps. beers
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Re: Peridot
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2015, 08:38:46 PM »
Tinker, from the look of them, it looks like anorthoclase feldspar.

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Re: Peridot
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2015, 12:24:06 PM »
Yes pegatha, thats what the crystals are like, thanks for the info guys.

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