Uvarovite Garnet (Type Locality)

Saranovskii Mine, Permskaya Oblast, Middle Urals, Russia
Miniature, 4.5 x 2.8 x 1.0 cm
Start Time: 01/30/2010 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 02/04/2010 6:32:59 pm (CST)
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Item Description

Sharp, gemmy, emerald-green uvarovite garnet crystals really sparkle on matrix on this excellent specimen from the Type Locality in Russia - the Saranovskiy Mine in the Urals. The crystals are up to 2 mm and have textbook dodecahedral form. Uvarovite is the uncommon calcium chromium garnet group endmember. Specimen of this quality haven"t been available since the early 1990s, when the Fersman Museum of Moscow first brought some to the United States. The back has been sawed to enhance the display quality.

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