Uvarovite on Quartz
Thumbnail, 2.6 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm
Outokumpu ore field, Ita-Suomen Laani, Finland
Ex. Martin Lewadny
A sharp, lustrous, deep green Uvarovite garnet crystal with excellent emerald-green color from the famous Outokumpu Mine of Finland. The sharp, 1.2 cm crystal has textbook dodecahedral form and is in remarkably good condition. Uvarovite is the calcium chromium garnet group end member. This is a classic specimen from a premier locality, with a relatively large crystal. It makes for a very aesthetic thumbnail