The Island Made Of Gemstones

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Zabargad Island in the Red Sea is so crusted with peridot that it’s fair to say the place is literally made of it.

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Sources:
https://www.gia.edu/peridot-description
https://www.gia.edu/doc/Spring-1981-Gems-Gemology-Zabargad-Peridot-Island-Red-Sea.pdf
https://naturalhistory.si.edu/object/nmnhmineralsciences_1008557?geogallery=Peridot%20gemstones&node=14072 (production – these are public domain pictures!)
https://www.gia.edu/doc/San-Carlos-Peridot.pdf
https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/JB092iB01p00461
https://www.lanl.gov/orgs/ees/geodynamics/Wohletz/Peridot_Mesa.pdf

Images:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Zabargad.jpg
https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/single-peridotite-chysolite-gemstone-royalty-free-image/157616762?phrase=peridot&adppopup=true
https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/rough-olivine-gem-cutout-royalty-free-image/1205991940?phrase=olivine&adppopup=true
https://worldview.earthdata.nasa.gov/?v=26.243351804454846,19.59539085490234,42.102852644530884,27.50680659188825&l=Reference_Labels_15m,Reference_Features_15m(hidden),Coastlines_15m,VIIRS_NOAA20_CorrectedReflectance_TrueColor(hidden),VIIRS_SNPP_CorrectedReflectance_TrueColor(hidden),MODIS_Aqua_CorrectedReflectance_TrueColor(hidden),MODIS_Terra_CorrectedReflectance_TrueColor&lg=true&t=2023-10-15-T17%3A17%3A09Z
https://www.flickr.com/photos/asands/2929471021/in/photostream/
https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/illustration/geologic-timeline-scale-vector-illustration-royalty-free-illustration/1175026951?phrase=geologic+timeline&adppopup=true
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Olduvai_Gorge_or_Oldupai_Gorge.jpg
https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/macro-stone-mineral-yellow-topaz-on-a-black-royalty-free-image/1327598545?phrase=topaz&adppopup=true
https://naturalhistory.si.edu/object/nmnhmineralsciences_1008557?geogallery=Peridot%20gemstones&node=14072
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jsjgeology/16788415375
https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/raw-peridot-on-host-volcanic-rock-royalty-free-image/1317313998?phrase=olivine&adppopup=true
https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/illustration/structure-of-the-earth-infographic-royalty-free-illustration/1217758334?phrase=earth+interior+geology&adppopup=true
https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/raw-peridot-green-uncut-stone-on-black-background-royalty-free-image/1394854145?phrase=peridot&adppopup=true
https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/tumbled-peridot-pieces-royalty-free-image/1124265677?phrase=peridot&adppopup=true
https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/closeup-of-a-peridot-or-olivin-mineral-stone-royalty-free-image/1165364192?phrase=peridot&adppopup=true
https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/rock-with-peridot-olivine-mineral-black-background-royalty-free-image/1480222147?phrase=peridot&adppopup=true
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Peridot_Mesa_-_panoramio_%281%29.jpg
https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/closeup-of-raw-peridot-on-volcanic-host-rock-black-royalty-free-image/1316093940?phrase=olivine+basalt&adppopup=true