Saranovskii Mine (Saranovskoe), Saranovskaya (Sarany) Village, Gorozavodskii area, Permskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia
Small Cabinet, 5.6 x 4.2 x 2.4 cm
Sharp, gemmy, emerald-green uvarovite garnet crystals really sparkle on matrix 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 end member. 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. This is a superb, sparkly specimen with unusually good distinct crystallization.