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Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is raining down green gems on homes

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Embedded in the lava still spewing some 130 feet into the air from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano are green crystals.

Called olivine, these minerals can turn Hawaiian beaches green, and it appears some of the green gems are raining down upon homes near the eruption or popping up near lava flows.

"Yes, the lava that is erupting now is very crystal-rich and it is quite possible that residents might be finding olivine," Cheryl Gansecki, a geologist at the University of Hawaii-Hilo that studies the composition of Kilauea's lava, said over email.
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Hawaii's Kilauea volcano shooting green gems into the air: https://www.yahoo.com/news/hawaii-apos-kilauea-volcano-shooting-213542767.html
Lava boils away largest lake on Big Island Green Lake in about 90 minutes:

 

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It is a semi precious stone, better know as Peridot, so in some ways it is semi valuable, depending in the basics of precious quality stone guide lines.

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1 hour ago, Full Throttle said:

Is it worth any money? The green stuff that is.  

Jewelry grade? Yes, but the Chinese have that pretty much locked up. They machine it to better quality and lower price than the US can do.

There are several uses of industrial grade Olivine (more than I can post here- have a look online).

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So its a hike but the Big Island has a whole beach of this stuff. Hawaii is the best.:heart:

https://www.lovebigisland.com/big-island-beaches/papakolea/

Green sand beach is officially known as Papakōlea. The beach itself is carved in a 49.000 years old cinder cone belonging to the Mauna Loa volcano that contains the green crystals (olivines) that give the beach its name

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Money is not the only value. It is pleasing to the heart and eye, so yes!

 

Thank you, OP for a picture, I have been curious to see it.

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Those green gems soak up their weight in carbon dioxide, release magnesium ions, bicarbonate and salicylic acid. Then it dissolves and goes in the ocean, making it more basic.

Scientology sure makes reality boring. 

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