The eruption of the Kilauea volcano has caused many local residents troubles and troubles. Apparently, to make amends for his guilt, the volcano among other things began to spew gems – olivine (magnesian-ferruginous silicate).
Pictures of their findings right under their feet are divided residents of Hawaii.
Friends of mine live in Hawaii, right next to the area impacted by the most recent lava flows. In the midst of the destruction nearby & stress of the unknown, they woke up to this – tiny pieces of olivine all over the ground. It is literally raining gems. Nature is truly amazing. pic.twitter.com/inJWxOp66t
— Erin Jordan (@ErinJordan_WX) 11 June 2018
Unfortunately, for local residents this is a fairly common mineral, and its transparent jewelery variety – chrysolite – is gaining appreciable value. It occurs much less often.
Therefore, to collect your bags and buy a ticket to Hawaii is not worth it, it is unlikely that the olivine will noticeably increase your bank account.