Saranovskii Mine (Saranovskoe), Saranovskaya (Sarany) Village, Gorozavodskii area, Permskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia
Miniature, 4.5 x 2.8 x 1.0 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. 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.