Dims: 4.4 x 2.1 x 0.6" (11.2 x 5.4 x 1.5 cm)
Wt: 4.8 oz. (137 g)
Sarany, Ural Mountains, Russia
Crusts of fine Uvarovite crystals partly coat the igneous base of this cabinet piece. These crystals do not reach more than 1mm in diameter but are in excellent condition, showing almost no damage. All have the classic dodecahedral form, emerald-green color and vitreous luster of the specie, and are likely at least dimly transparent. They are accompanied by a small amount of what looks like pink calcite - I am really not sure what the material is, however.