It’s Literally Raining Gemstones At Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Site!

When there are reports of a volcanic eruption occurring in any part of the world, it makes us imagine of the destruction and the rubble that will be scattered all over the place post the disaster.

But what happens when the volcanic eruption has something precious to hand over?

raining gemstones at Hawaiis Kilauea Volcano Site

Well, this is a mysterious case where the eruptions of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano are reported to have rained tiny green gems, which are known as olivines, onto the island's streets and beaches.

Choose Any Of These Gemstones And Know About Your Personality 

These green gemstones are found in volcanic rocks and in the land around Hawaii.

These gemstones have always been there according to sources, but they have been dislodged by the recent eruptions that have been happening over the past few days and, as a result, they are coming shooting down on the residents.

Some of the residents have even collected these gemstones from beaches and streets, once they were spurted out after the eruption.

For those who are wondering what is an Olivine, then we must let you know that it is a green-coloured mineral which, in its magnesium-rich form, is known as a Peridot.

A Peridot gemstone has been used for centuries to make jewels and in some cases, these gemstones can even be worth $450 per carat!

According to science experts, as the volcano erupts, it blasts apart molten lava and this allows the green olivine minerals to be separated from the rest of the melt and as a result, tiny gemstones are formed.

In fact, olivine is said to be one of the most common minerals that is found below the Earth's surface. Though it is a common mineral, it is quite hard to find it separated from its parent rock and even harder to find it of a gem quality.

So, for those who think that heading to Hawaii to collect these gemstones is worth it, you should also know the fact that collecting buckets of these lovely green pebbles probably will not increase your bank balance a great deal, as it is not exactly an expensive gem until you hit the jackpot!

List Of Best Gemstones To Attract Love 

Would the reason of raining gemstones be enough for you to plan your next trip to Hawaii? Let us know in the comment section below.

For Quick Alerts
Subscribe Now
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS
For Daily Alerts

    Read more about: life
    Story first published: Thursday, June 14, 2018, 17:03 [IST]
    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Boldsky sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Boldsky website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more