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In the neighbourhood of Los Hervideros and El Golfo you can find the mineral Olivine in the lavarocks.

Officially it is forbidden to take it home, but they do sell it.... It is beautifull to see those little (and sometimes bigger pieces of Ilivine.

These small pieces were sold at Los hervideros for 1euro/each.
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Jul 08 2013 18:33 GMT fhelsing PRO
Olivine is an interesting mineral, sometimes used in jewelry. Here's a brief article that Andrew posted on about.com:
http://geology.about.com/b/2010/09/07/green-mineral-2-olivine.htm
Jul 08 2013 18:49 GMT Annamaria
Nice information, Fleur!! We did saw a lot of necklesses , earrings and rings made from this mineral! Often in combination with lavastones ;-)
Jul 08 2013 19:29 GMT hans55 PRO
lava stones have interresting structure !!
Jul 09 2013 08:03 GMT MargNZ
Interesting link from Fleur . These rocks are very attractive Annamaria :)
Jul 15 2013 07:35 GMT margaL
very interesting info

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