The 43-consecutive-day's eruptions of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano have rained tiny green gems known as olivines onto the island's streets and beaches.
The minerals are found in volcanic rocks and land around Hawaii. They have always been there but have been dislodged by the recent eruptions and are coming shooting down on resident as a result.
Residents have collected the minerals and shared photographs on social media.
Olivine is a green mineral which has been used for centuries to make jewelry, and in some cases, can be worth as much as $450 per carat.
Cheryl Gansecki, a geologist at the University of Hawaii-Hilo that studies the composition of Kilauea's lava, told Mashable that there were two reasons the gems were being discovered more frequently because of the eruptions.
'The lava that is erupting now is very crystal-rich and it is quite possible that residents might be finding olivine. It can be carried in the pumice pieces that have been rained all over the area or left behind when weaker lava rocks are crushed,' she said.