Miniature, 3.4 x 2.9 x 0.8 cm
Saranovskii Mine (Saranovskoe), Saranovskaya (Sarany) Village, Gorozavodskii area, Permskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia
Sharp, gemmy, light and dark emerald-green uvarovite garnet crystals really sparkle on sculptural matrix plate on this excellent specimen from the Type Locality in Russia - the Saranovskii 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. Specimens of this quality haven't been available since the early 1990s, when the Fersman Museum of Moscow first brought some to the United States.